MULTAN: On Saturday, foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi denounced the deadly New Zealand mosque attacks and said Islamophobia is unfortunately spreading across Europe.
The foreign minister, while addressing the media at Multan spokes about the mosque attacks in which at least 49 people were killed a day earlier and said, “Around nine Pakistani citizens are still missing. We have been searching for these people since yesterday but their mobile phones are switched off. We will contact their families and provide all possible assistance.”
“Around 300 Pakistanis reside in Christchurch. A list of those injured in the attacks has been released and one Pakistani is among them,” he added.
The foreign minister continued, “Unfortunately, Islamophobia seems to be spreading across Europe. Have never before heard of such an incident in New Zealand. This incident has been termed terrorism and after investigations the suspect’s mission will be made clear.”