Victims are targeted as they gather in mosques for Friday prayers, leaving the Muslim community in the country – and the world – in mourning.
Daoud Nabi sought asylum in New Zealand more than 40 years ago after fleeing Afghanistan with his two sons.
Christchurch, the place he called since 1977, offered hope and salvation for him and his family.
Authorities did not release details and information to victims, but his son Yama Nabi confirmed his death.
Naeem and Talha Rashid
Naeem Rashid, 50, and his son Talha Rashid, 21, were among the six Pakistanis killed in the mosque, according to Mohammad Faisal, spokeswoman for Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Speaking to CNN in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Dr. Khurshid Knowing that his brother, elder Rashid, was an academic who lived in New Zealand for seven years.
"He taught at a university," Alam says. "My nephew (Talha) is a student."
Faisal said Saturday that the New Zealand authorities had declared the names of all national Pakistani murderers. The other four were identified as Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed and Mahboob Haroon. Faisal said three others were missing.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan's foreign minister, posted a talk on Twitter Saturday, with pictures of six Pakistani nationals killed.
"My heart is full of sorrow as I confirm the deaths of the following Pakistanis who have occupied Shahadat in the horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand," read Qureshi's tweet. "In their families, I express my deepest sympathy and promise to accelerate them to the best of our abilities."
a phone call and my whole world just came crashing down that I lost a portion of me, "said his friend and fellow goalkeeper, Hamish Mitchell.
Added his friend Ronan Naicker: "He is a true gentleman, a true leader, a man who is there for all. his own company works with apps to the point that some of the younger boys go to him for advice and he wants to talk to them about life, work, "said Naicker.
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Khaled Mustafa, a refugee from Syria, was killed in the attack, said Syrian Solidarity New Zealand on his Facebook page He was in the mosque with his two children for Friday's prayers when the shooter opened the fire.
The group spokesman, Ali Akil, told a media company in New Zealand that he had talked to Mustafa's wife, who was "broken and very serious." He added that he did not want to talk to the media at this time, Stuff reported. Hamza Mustafa, 14, attended Friday prayers with his father, Khaled, and his younger brother, Zaid, according to Syrian Solidarity New Zealand.
Mustafa's mother confirmed that her oldest son Hamza and her younger son had died, Zaid, 13, was injured, Akil said. Zaid is in a stable condition at Christchurch Hospital, he said.
Zaid did not know that his father and brother had been killed, neither brother Akil's brother.
Lilik Abdul Hamid
Lilik Abdul Hamid, from Indonesia, died in shooting, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday on Twitter.
The ministry tweeted their "deep sympathy" and offered "prayers for the dead and the family left behind."
on the Twitter page of the Egyptian Immigration Ministry, called the "abominable" attack.
Mounir Sulaiman, 68; Ahmed Jamal Aldean Abdulghani, 68; Ashraf al-Morsi and Ashraf al-Masri died on Friday shooting, the ministry said.
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Four Jordanians were killed, and five wounded were treated at the hospital, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Nationals from India, Syria, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey are among the other victims of Friday's attacks, according to the Red Cross.
This story will be updated as additional information as the victims became available.
CNN's Christina Maxouris, Jomana Karadsheh, Loumay Alesali, Madeline Holcombe and David Williams contributed to this report.