Christchurch attack: Areeb Ahmed’s body to be brought to Karachi on Monday
KARACHI: Body of a Pakistani man who lost his life in the Christchurch attack, Areeb Ahmed, will be brought to his homeland on Monday, ARY News reported.
Body of Syed Areeb Ahmed, resident of Federal B Area in Karachi, will be brought here on board flight number EK-600 at 10:00am on March 25. His funeral prayer will be performed in Dastagir No 9 area and he would be buried at Sakhi Hassan Qabristan the same day.
One of the victim’s relatives, Mohammed Muzaffar said Areeb had always been a religious person. He would offer prayers five times a day and getting education was among his first priorities.
Areeb’s father said his son was an accountant in Christchurch.
On March 15, at least 50 people were martyred by a terrorist who attacked worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch.
Most victims were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
On March 21, Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner in New Zealand Syed Moazzam Shah had said eight Pakistani victims of the Christchurch terror attack would be laid to rest here on March 22.
Speaking to ARY News, he had said efforts were underway to send the mortal remains of one Pakistani martyr back to Pakistan at the earliest. Of the nine Pakistanis who were martyred in New Zealand’s worst mass shooting, the bodies of seven had been handed over to their heirs, he had said.
Meanwhile, New Zealand police had said that all 50 victims of last week’s terror attack in Christchurch had now been identified, allowing burials to take place.