Let’s end this hatred: Pakistani celebrities take to social media to condemn Christchurch attacks

March 16, 2019

Photo: AFP

In the wake of the deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed at least 49 Muslims and injured 48 others, Pakistani celebrities have condemned the attack and taken to social media to express solidarity with the victims’ families. 

On Saturday, a New Zealand court charged the primary suspect in the shootings with murder. The 28-year-old Australian, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, killed 49 people and injured 48 others after he opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden had called it a dark day in the country’s history and declared it an act of terrorism.

As of Saturday, 39 people are still in the hospital, with 11 in intensive care.

Authorities have two other suspects in custody. One has been identified as 18-year-old Daniel John Burrough while the other remains unidentified. Tarrant is scheduled to appear in court again on April 5 while Burrough will appear before a court on Saturday.

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