Thousands of Pakistanis in white gathered in a stadium in Punjab’s central city of Jhang to create a human image of Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque where a terrorist martyred 50 people last month.
From the drone images, worshippers can be seen standing in formation, donned in pearl-white traditional shalwar kameez dress with matching prayer caps on an emerald green public field – and the second group on the side-lines – formed the sentence ‘Islam is Peace.’
With huge flags of New Zealand and Pakistan displayed along with a giant banner that read: “Solidarity with the martyrs of Christchurch from Pakistan,” this was a unique and creative way of showing solidarity to the world.
Take a look at the drone footage shared by the institute.
The tribute took place on Friday and was organized by the Muslim Institute, a non-government organization aimed at promoting peace and stability in the Muslim world
The event went live on Facebook from the Muslim Institute’s official page and has so far gathered over 1.4 million views and more than a 1000 shares.
Note that nine of the Christchurch victims were Pakistanis, including the fallen hero Naeem Rashid, who valiantly gave his life in an attempt to stop the killer and was awarded a civilian award by the Pakistani government.