Thursday, December 8, 2022

PM Jacinda Ardern won hearts of Pakistanis: FO spokesperson


Zubair Yaqoob
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Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal praised Prime Minister of New Zealand (NZ) Jacinda Ardern in the aftermath of one of the deadliest terror attacks which killed 50 Muslims in two mosques of Christchurch last Friday.

He wrote on Twitter: “The clear decisive manner in which New Zealand’s PM has dealt with Christchurch terrorist attack has won her many admirers in Pakistan.”

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Thanking the prime minister for recognizing the bravery of Dr. Naeem Rashid, who was shot dead in an attempt to save others by stopping the attacker, the FO spokesperson said the prime minister “has won the hearts of Pakistanis for her compassion and for her leadership.”

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday said Azaan (the call to prayer) will be broadcast nationally along with a two minutes’ silence this Friday to show support to the Muslims community.

Speaking to media on her second visit to Christchurch since the terror attack, she said, “While it will be in Christchurch, we want to involve the rest of New Zealand. There is a desire to show support to the Muslim community as they return to Mosques, particularly on Friday.”

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“To acknowledge this there will be a two minutes’ silence on Friday. We will also broadcast nationally, via TVNZ and RNZ, the call to prayer.

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