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Pakistan High Commission will arrange transport the body of late Zeeshan Akbar

Counter-terrorism Police are leading the investigation into the death of Zeeshan Akbar, 29, who was stabbed repeatedly just before midnight on Thursday, 7th April 2017 in Australia. Akbar arrived in Australia on a student Visa in 2008 and was on a Skilled Regional Visa at time of his death. He was working at the service station at the time of death.

The boys, aged 15 and 16, allegedly entered a Queanbeyan service station in the early hours of Friday morning and stabbed Pakistan-born 29-year-old employee Zeeshan Akbar. On Sunday, 8th April teenagers charged over a fatal stabbing and violent rampage in Queanbeyan have been extradited by an ACT magistrate to face court in New South Wales.

We hope that Police will be released his body which would be sent home to Pakistan to be buried. Deputy Head of Mission Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz issued a condolences message and said The High Commission for Pakistan is actively engaged with all the concerned Australian authorities and the family of the late Zeeshan Akbar regarding the handling and transportation of the dead body to Pakistan.

The High Commission would like to clearly state that there is no need for the collection of donations for the funeral or transportation cost of the dead body by any group or individual. Consul General of Pakistan in Sydney Abdul Majid Yousfani also issued a statement in this tragic incident. He said in his message that I assure to the Pakistani community in Australia that the matter will be taken care of. The Consulate General of Pakistan will be transporting the body of the deceased to Pakistan according to entire satisfaction of the family / Next of the Kin.

It is clarified and re-affirmed that the Consulate General does not need any financial assistance from the community for transportation of the human remains of the deceased.It is highlighted that in the past cases, the High Commission of Pakistan in Canberra and the Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney arranged repatriation of the bodies of the deceased to Pakistan from within its resources and without any assistance from the community. May Allah rest the soul of the decease Zeeshan Akbar and provide courage to the bereaved family. Ameen.

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