Pakistan

PM announces one-day mourning over Naltar tragedy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced to observe one-day mourning over the Naltar helicopter crash, ARY News reported.

PM Nawaz also cancelled his to visit Gilgit after the incident in which six people including two foreign ambassadors were killed.

READ: Two Ambassadors among six killed in Pakistan Army helicopter crash

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

Ministry of Defence has annonced support and sponsership for the family of martyred Shaheed Major Altamash and Shaheed Major Faisal.

Futhermore, Norway has expressed ‘great sadness’ over the death on Friday of its ambassador to Pakistan in a helicopter crash claimed by the Taliban.

Leif Larsen, 61, was “one of our best and most experienced diplomats” who was “very respected by his colleagues,” Foreign Minister Borge Brende told reporters, adding that his Pakistani counterpart had told him the causes of the crash were not fully known yet.

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