ISLAMABAD, Mar 22 (APP):Eight Pakistanis who were martyred in New Zealand terror attack have been buried in a local graveyard in Christchurch according to Islamic rituals.
More than 20 family members, who flew from Pakistan facilitated by Foreign office and New Zealand government, were able to join the rituals, said FO spokesperson Friday in a tweet.
He said that the funeral was attended by more than 5000 people, of which there were about 1500 Muslims, who came from all over New Zealand.
He informed that remaining Shaheed Syed Areeb Ahmed would be repatriated to Pakistan in next few days and the family is being kept informed.
Pakistan’s high commissioner and the high commission staff remains in Christchurch to continue assistance to the bereaved families, he added.