A 27-year-old chartered accountant from Pakistan who worked at PwC New Zealand was among the 50 people who were killed during a terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, according to published reports.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan confirmed the death of Syed Areeb Ahmed on March 16.
He was one of six Pakistanis who died in the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand history.
According to one report, Areeb went to New Zealand 18 months ago to work at PwC. His now-deleted LinkedIn profile said he was a senior associate at the firm.
PwC New Zealand confirmed Areeb’s death on Saturday in a post on Facebook:
PwC US Chairman Tim Ryan offered his condolences on Sunday:
We are heartbroken to hear of the death of PwC New Zealand family member Areeb Ahmed who was killed in Friday’s mosque attack. Our thoughts are with Areeb’s family, the other victims, & the Muslim community. We must condemn and fight hatred and bigotry in all of its forms.
— Tim Ryan (@Timothy_F_Ryan) March 17, 2019
In addition to the 50 people killed in Friday’s attack, 50 others were wounded, authorities said.