Body of 26-year-old Pakistani boy killed in New Zealand terror attack returns home

 khaleejtimes.com  3/25/2019 11:55:59 AM  6  AP

Body of 26-year-old Pakistani boy killed in New Zealand terror attack returns home

AP

Filed on March 25, 2019

The body of a 26-year-old Pakistani who was among 50 worshippers killed during attacks on mosques in New Zealand has arrived at an airport in the southern port city of Karachi.

Syed Areeb Ahmed was among nine Pakistanis who were killed on March 15 when a white supremacist shot people inside two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

On Monday, his sobbing father Syed Ayaz Ahmed, family members and government officials received his body.

Ahmed was an only son who had immigrated to New Zealand for work, according to his uncle Muhammad Muzaffar Khan.

Last week, Pakistan observed a day of mourning for the victims and honored another Pakistani, Naeem Rashid, who died along with his son after trying to tackle the gunman.  


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