Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday called his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak and expressed sorrow over the death of the Malaysian ambassador’s wife.

Habiba Binte Mahmood – the spouse of the Malaysian envoy – was among seven people killed when an army helicopter crash landed in Naltar Valley of Gilgit on Friday.

She was among the seven people including Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr, Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen, wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors, two Pakistan Army majors and a Subedar who dies in the crash.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also deputed three cabinet ministers to accompany the bodies of envoys and spouses to their home countries.