Pakistani Naeem Rashid One Of The ‘Heroes’ Of Christchurch Attack


The world is still in shock over the Christchurch Mosques attack in which more than 50 people were martyred, amongst them was a Pakistani Naeem Rashid who succumbed to his injuries one day after the attack. Naeem Rashid tried to overpower the attacker to save other namazis, and it is because of the selfless act he is being hailed a hero all over the world.

Naeem Rashid tried to overpower 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant during a mass shooting at Al Noor mosque which was live-streamed and seriously injured in his attempt to wrestle the gun from the shooter.

The attacker before entering the Mosque

Naeem Rashid was born and brought up in the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan and was living in New Zealand for the last seven years.

He was a Professor at the local University and his son was a student, informed Rashid’s brother during an interview to an international news channel.


Twitteraties are paying their tribute to the martyr who tried to save others without even thinking once about himself. #NaeemRashid is in the top trends of Pakistan and millions of people are saluting him for his bravery. Many tweeted to pay their tribute to the brave hero whose selfless act saved many lives.

Even Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan tweeted about the Pakistani who made the country proud and even announced an award for his selflessness and courage.



Nimra Arshad

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