Ontario: Salman’s family thanks PM Imran, govt for support

 Ontario: Salman’s family thanks PM Imran, govt for support

Salman Afzaal ’s family thanks PM Imran, govt for support

Islamabad: Pakistani-origin Muslim family victims of the deadly attack in Ontario, Canada expressed their gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Pakistan High Commissioner to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar for their support at a time of great loss.

The family of late Salman Afzaal, in a press statement, said that they were humbled by the support the family had received during this difficult time.

“We are grateful to those who paid their respects to our loved ones in the days following the horrific event that took place on June 6 and to those who attended this Saturday’s funeral service,” the statement said.

“The light in this very dark time had been seeing people from across Canada and around the world united to condemn racism and hate. This has been a great comfort to us all,” the family statement said.

Today, the statement said, new terror charges were laid against the man who struck down the family.

The Muslim family also thanked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Ontario Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath, leaders of all major political parties and members of Parliament and the public who also provided support.

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