Christchurch attacks: Body of Pakistani victim Syed Areeb to reach Karachi Monday morning

The body of Syed Areeb, one of the 50 victims of the Christchurch attack and one of the nine Pakistanis killed, has been handed over to the Pakistani authorities in New Zealand and will be brought back to Pakistan.

It will be brought back to the country via Emirates flight EK-600.

Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner to New Zealand Syed Muazzam Shah said the body will reach Karachi via Dubai at 10:30am on Monday.

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On Friday, eight Pakistanis were laid to rest in New Zealand. The Foreign Office said that over 20 family members of the victims flew to New Zealand to attend the funerals, which were attended by over 5,000 people.

Fifty people were killed on March 15 in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand after an Australian opened fire at two mosques. The shooting was the worst terrorist attack in New Zealand’s history and prompted a quick response from the government. It has banned automatics and semi-automatic weapons in the country and charged the gunman, Brenton Tarrant, with murder.

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