A Pakistani student, Zeeshan Akbar was killed in Queanbeyan, a small northern town of NSW near Canberra. The 29-year-old, Zeeshan Akbar, was found with multiple stab wounds late Thursday after allegedly being attacked by two boys, aged 15 and 16.
The two teens were arrested after being chased by New South Wales state police into the Australian Capital Territory.
Pakistani Counslate general in Sydney, Abdul Majid Yousfani speaking to Pak Awaaz stated that all necessary requirements are being fulfilled. The body will be moved to Sydney by relevant authorities in next few days to send to Pakistan. He also highlighted that community will be informed in due course and there is no need to collect the money for any reason. Please contact your local registered Pakistani organisation for further details as Counslate will be keeping all registered organisations informed.
Naela Chohan, Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia, while speaking to SBS, revealed that the victim was a temporary resident who had been in Australia for eight years.
Distant relatives of the man, Ms Chohan said, had been contacted and efforts were being made to inform his family in Karachi.
The Pakistani victim was one of four brothers and was in Australia alone. Ms Chohan said she did not want to prejudge the investigation outcome at this stage, when asked about a possible racial motive behind the attack.
Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported.