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Pakistan To Honor Man Who Tried To Stop New Zealand Shooter

A man name Naeem Rashid, age 50, a teacher and a father of three who migrate from Pakistan and New Zealand a decade ago, who was busy this month planning the spring wedding of his son Talha, 21. Neither father nor son lived to celebrate the occasion.

Both were killed Friday, along with seven other Pakistanis, when a gunman struck at two mosques in Christchruch, New Zealand.

After a video footage of the shootings showed him trying to tackle the gunman outside one mosque before being shot.

“My brother was a brave man who died to save others. His death showed how he cared for humanity,” Rashid’s brother Khurshid Alam said in a telephone interview Sunday from his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Just a few days ago, he said, “we were talking to Naeem about the family coming to Pakistan for Talha’s wedding. Now we are talking about his death and funeral arrangements.”

Alam said that rashid and his son, were also shot alongside him, “fell victim to terrorism.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced Sunday that Rashid would be given a national award for bravery.

In tweets after the attack, Khan said the nation was proud of Rashid, “who was martyred trying to tackle the White Supremacist terrorist.”

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