Nine Pakistanis were among the 50 people killed in the mass slaughter in New Zealand
Ms Ardern, clad in a shalwar kameez with a black dopatta on her head, addressed a gathering of the local Muslim community and paid her condolences.
The story tries to paint a humane picture of him by narrating the details of his 'troubled boyhood' during which his father died.
Mirwaiz, an Afghan refugee who did not want to provide his surname, said he came close to death when a bullet grazed his head.
Senator Fraser Anning said that highlighted the growing fear of "Muslim presence" within Australia and England.