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Killing of four Canadians of Pakistani origin sadden PM and FM

Killing of four Canadians of Pakistani origin sadden PM

Killing of four Canadians of Pakistani origin sadden PM and FM.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the international community to holistically counter Islamophobia.

Killing of four Canadians of Pakistani origin sadden PM and FM

In a tweet on Tuesday, he expressed his grief and sorrow over the killing of a Muslim Pakistani-origin Canadian family in London, Ontario (Canada).

Imran Khan said this condemnable act of terrorism reveals the growing Islamophobia in Western countries.

He tweeted: Saddened to learn of the killing of a Muslim Pakistani-origin Canadian family in London, Ontario.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed his concerns over the killing of a Pakistan origin family in Canada.

In a statement on Tuesday, he termed it an act of terrorism and a big tragedy.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi asked the Canadian Prime Minister to play his role to ensure the protection of Muslims in the country.

Background

In the south of Canada’s Ontario province, a man driving a pickup truck rammed into and killed four members of a Muslim family.

Police on Monday termed that a premeditated attack. The 20-year-old suspect wearing a vest “like body armour” fled the scene after the attack on Sunday evening.

However, police arrested him at a mall seven kilometres from the intersection in London, Ontario where it happened.

Detective Superintendent Paul Waight told this to a news conference.

He referred to evidence that suggested this a planned, premeditated act, motivated by hate.

He further said that it believed that these victims were targeted because they were Muslim

The names of the victims not released, but they include a 74-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl.

Together they represented three generations of the same family, according to London Mayor Ed Holder.

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