Flew late half-mast over Parliament

[wp_ad_camp_1]Pakistan mourns killings in New Zealand; Pakistan Stock Exchange observes one minute silence

Pak Chronicle Report


Pakistan is observing ‘mourning’ today (Monday) by flying its national at flag half-mast to mourn mass killings  in New Zealand but at least two important institutions on Constitution Avenue in Islamabad were seemingly not on the same page in  this connection.

The national flag on the building of the Parliament House was flown high and same was the case with building of the Foreign Office. The national flag was lower down to the half-mast just before 11 in the morning at these institutions.

Earlier the Foreign Office had national flag flying high at its building instead to fly it at half-mast as was announced by the Government of Pakistan. However, later on the matter was reconciled accordingly at both these institutions when it was pointed out on social media.

There were also reports about this ‘confusion’ on another important building situated at the Constitutional Avenue. However, it could not be confirmed.

In morning a tweet of a journalist concerning this matter reads as: “Confusing! National flag flying high at the parliament on the day of mourning @ 10:45 AM.” Later on the flags were flown at half-mast to mark mourning and solidarity with the victims.

This is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan on Sunday had announced to observe mourning in the country by flowing its national flag at half-mast to express solidarity with the victims of mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The mass killing resulted in killings of at least 50 persons including nine Pakistanis and left several others severely injured. The world at large continues to mourn this mass killings.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan had announced a national award for one of martyrs of this shooting, Mian Naeem Rashid who lost his life while trying to stop the terrorist who was on shooting spree in a mosque in Christchurch. Mian Rashid along with his 21 years old son, Talha Rashid embraced martyrdom in this mass killing.

Meanwhile   Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi started its official business today after observing ‘one minute’ salience to express solidarity with the victims of Christchurch shooting incidents which were carried out in two different mosques.

The Stock Brokers Association had requested the management of Pakistan Stock Exchange to observe one minute silence for expressing solidarity with the victims.


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