Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has condemned the deadly attacks on the Christchurch mosques and said on Saturday that unfortunately, Islamophobia is spreading across Europe.
While addressing the media in Multan, Qureshi said that “Unfortunately, Islamophobia seems to be spreading across Europe. We have never heard of such an incident in New Zealand before. This incident has been termed terrorism and further investigations will reveal the mission of the suspect.”
Some Pakistanis are still missing after the attack and their mobile phones are also switched off. “We will contact their families and provide all possible assistance to the families of the victim,” said Qureshi.
Foreign Minister also remarked that over 300 Pakistani reside in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. “A list of those injured in the accident has been released by the foreign office, which features one Pakistani too,” said Qureshi.
While addressing the issue regarding Aafia Siddiqui, Mehmood said that there are pros and cons of social media and there is a lot of fake news circulating on the social media regarding her.
“We are doing our best to bring Aafia Siddiqui back home safely, but whenever the talks have been made regarding her to the US, their laws have always constrained us,” said Qureshi.
He also remarked that for her safety it is advisable for all to remain silent over such sensitive issues on social media.