Updated Mar 18, 2019

Pakistan honors father who died trying to stop Christchurch attack

Naeem Rashid will be honoured posthumously with a national award.

Photo: Government of Pakistan

A Pakistani man hailed a "hero" for trying to stop a gunman during the Christchurch terrorist attacks is being honored with a national award for his bravery, Pakistan announced Sunday.

The details: Rashid, 49, and his 21-year-old son Talha were among 9 Pakistanis who died during Friday's shootings in two Christchurch mosques, killing 50 people.

In a touching tribute, Rashid has been honored in Auckland, New Zealand, with a street art mural in his memory.

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