Pakistan

Naltar tragedy: Crisis management cell set up at FO

ISLAMABAD: A Crisis management cell has been set up at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad to deal with the situation arising out of Naltar Valley tragedy.

The contact number of crisis management cell is 051-90569161.

At least six people including two foreign ambassadors were killed when a Pakistan Army helicopter attempted a crash landing here. Ambassadors of the Netherlands and Poland have sustained injuries.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed his grief over the losses of life in Pakistan Army’s MI-17 helicopter crash in Naltar Valley.

According to Foreign Office spokesperson, Heads of Diplomatic Mission of more than 30 countries and their family members as well as some Pakistani dignitaries were flown to Gilgit by a C-130 aircraft on Friday morning.

The spokesperson said such excursion trips are regularly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in consultation with the Diplomatic Corps.

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