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PM announces Sitara-e-Pakistan for departed diplomats

He made this announcement while speaking at a reference held at Foreign Office in Islamabad today in memory of those killed in the helicopter crash on Friday.

A Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats to inspect a tourism project crashed on Friday killing seven people, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors..

PM Nawaz Sharif said the government and people of Pakistan stand by entire diplomatic community in the hour of grief.

Mr. Sharif also met three bereaved families of the Naltar incident including those from Norway, Malaysia and Indonesia at the Foreign Office.

Earlier, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry also addressed the ceremony.



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