According to a post making rounds of the Internet, Brenton Tarrant, the main suspect of New Zealand mosque shooting, was in Pakistan last year and absolutely loved the country. A Facebook post, which was made in October of last year by Israr Shah the owner of Osho Thang Hotel in Pakistan’s Minapin, Brenton Tarrant, the Australian origin man had great words to say of Pakistan and its natural beauty.
“Hello everyone my name is Brenton Tarrant and I’m visiting Pakistan for the first time. Pakistan is an incredible place filled with the most earnest, kind hearted and hospitable people in the world, and the beauty of hunza and nagar valley in Autumn can’t be beat.
Unfortunately many tourists are choosing other countries due to stress, difficulty and steep requirements in obtaining a Pakistani visa,” the post made by Israr Shah reads.
The post further claims that Brenton during his time in Pakistan, urged Imran Khan to relax the criterions for Pakistani visa. “Hopefully in the near future the Pakistani government and Mr Imran Khan will make the necessary changes to the visa program so to encourage tourism and make it viable once more for the world to come and expirence the beauty of Pakistan,” the post made on October 23, 2018 reads.
Along with the post, Israr Shah had shared an image of Brenton Tarrant in Pakistan. The same image was later also confirmed by ABC Australia. The post became viral since Friday morning after Brenton Tarrant burst into news for open-firing on devotees praying in two mosques of New Zealand’s Christchurch. The post however, was taken down from Facebook later on Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile condemning the incident, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “Shocked and strongly condemn the Christchurch, New Zealand, terrorist attack on mosques. This reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion. Prayers go to the victims and their families.”