Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Tuesday said that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had "won the hearts of Pakistanis" with the compassion and leadership she demonstrated after a right-wing white supremacist murdered 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers. "One thing I can assure you - you won't hear me speak his name". He is an extremist.
"I understand the police need to do their job because it's a crime scene, but you need to communicate with the families". Lifting his profile was one of them.
Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkey's president has again shown excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand.
The social media company said it removed more than 1.5 million copies of the video in the first 24 hours after the incident, 1.2 million of which were blocked while being uploaded.
"When Australia found itself tragically in a similar position to what we find ourselves now, they took 12 days to make their decision".
New Zealanders have begun handing in their firearms to police in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in Christchurch which resulted in the deaths of at least 50 people.
Volunteers have descended on Christchurch to assist with the burial process and support victims' families.
"We can not simply sit back and accept these platforms exist and what is said on them is not the responsibility of the place where they are published - they are the publisher, not just the postman".
"While identification may seem straightforward the reality is much more complex, particularly in a situation like this", police said in a statement. A New Zealand gun shop owner said the store had sold Tarrant four weapons and ammunition online between December 2017 and March 2018, but not the high-powered weapon used in the massacre.
"For the first time in history, synagogues in New Zealand are closed on Shabbat following the shocking massacre of Muslims in Christchurch", said Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog on Twitter.
Ardern repeated her earlier promise to seek changes in New Zealand's gun laws.
The prime minister also called on social media platforms to do more to combat terror, after the gunman in Christchurch live-streamed his attack on Facebook.
New Zealand's worldwide spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau, confirmed it had not received any relevant information or intelligence ahead of the shootings.
Thirty people were still being treated at the hospital, nine of them in critical condition, said David Meates, CEO of the Canterbury District Health Board.
A four-year-old girl has also been transferred to an Auckland hospital in a critical condition. "We will examine what we did know, could have known or should have known".
Mohamed Safi, 23, whose father, Matiullah Safi, was killed in Al Noor mosque, pleaded for officials to let him identify his father and set a date for his burial.
Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Mike Bush said police are certain a lone gunman was responsible for the shootings.