"We were. family people with no malice, no aggression and nothing but love for this country", he said.
Ardern, meanwhile, also vowed New Zealand would be changing its gun laws, after it was discovered Tarrant was licensed and had five guns, some modified.
The AR-15 was used at Port Arthur, as well as a number of high-profile mass shootings in the United States.
The video footage showed a man driving to the mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside. At least 49 people are confirmed dead, with more than 40 people injured following attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday afternoon. Nabi's family left Kabul, Afghanistan, for New Zealand in the 1970s.
Asked why the perpetrator would not have been on a terrorism watch list, Barton said, "there are so many people posting the sort of thing that Brenton Tarrant was posting, that they just don't raise any alarms".
"We deeply mourn loss of all other innocent lives including people of Indian origin".
The Pacific Islands Association of non-governmental Organisations (PIANGO) also expressed its "heartfelt grief and sorrow" over the attacks.
A Crisis Management Cell was established at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad for the timely dissemination of information and assistance, a press release issued by Dr Faisal on Saturday had stated.
None of those arrested had previous criminal records.
National carrier Air New Zealand said Lilik Abdul Hamid, an aircraft maintenance engineer, was in killed at the Al Noor mosque.
We have all been fortunate to spend time in Christchurch and have felt the warm, open-hearted and generous spirit that is core to its remarkable people. "So all of these communities, and by extension their home countries, are mourning".
"What I can say is that in the cases where we have seen deportation, it is generally at the conclusion of sentence being served". Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
Javed Dadabhai told Stuff that he lost a cousin to the attack and didn't find out until 4 a.m. local time on Saturday morning. "We want to lay them to rest". Her father Waseem, 33, is said to be in a stable condition.
During the emotional service the woman all held a placard with the words: "Peace will save the world #Solidarity with New Zealand mosque victims".