Naeem Rashid, 49, who hails from Abbottabad, a city in northwestern Pakistan, was trying to protect other worshippers in Al Noor Mosque, one of the two mosques in Christchurch which came under attack.
Rashid, and his son were killed on Friday March 15 when an armed man opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand.
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Sunday confirmed the deaths of seven other Pakistanis in the mosque shootings.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also tweeted and said, "As New Zealand prepares to bury mosque victims, Pakistan flag half-mast today".
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says the mother of Shaheed Naeem Rashid has been issued a visa so that she can attend last rituals of her son and grandson in New Zealand.
"He always used to be the one we looked up to", Khan said of Rashid from his home in Surrey, B.C., on Saturday.
Rashid worked with a private bank in Pakistan before he moved to Christchurch to work as a teacher.
"So whatever he did is nothing astonishing for us because it runs in the family, runs in his blood, runs in his genes".
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Most of the victims of the attacks were immigrants from Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia and Afghanistan. But he went to add that even though his brother was being hailed as a hero by some people, it was "still a shock for us".
"The latest information about other three missing Pakistanis will be shared once their identity is confirmed by the local authorities", the statement read.
"Pakistan is proud of Mian Naeem Rashid", Khan said, The Express Tribune reported.
"Our Mission and family members of the missing persons, now in Christchurch, are assisting in this process", he said.
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Naeem, he said, had visited the family past year, staying for two months.
When Khan heard about the violence in New Zealand, he sent his friend a Facebook message, but didn't hear back.
"We have burial expert teams in place ready to receive the bodies at a point in time".
"A total of 9 Pakistanis were killed in New Zealand terror attack, ' he said".
Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian national and avowed white supremacist, is believed to have carried out the attacks at two mosques that left at least 50 people dead and just as many injured.