Naltar Incident: (Govt providing best medical facilities to the injured)

ISLAMABAD: The Philippines and Norway have been assured that the government is providing all possible medical facilities to the injured and arrangements are being made to transport the mortal remains of dead diplomats to their respective countries at the earliest.

The assurance has been given by the Special Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs at a meeting with the delegations of the two countries. He said all departments concerned and agencies of the government are working day and night in this regard.

He said Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has directed to extend all-out facilities and best possible medical treatment to diplomats who sustained injuries in the tragic helicopter crash at Naltar.

The Crisis Management Cell at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is functioning round the clock to facilitate the embassies and coordinate activities among various departments.

Delegations of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia are also in Islamabad to take back the mortal remains of the dead to their respective countries. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, DNA experts of these countries are helping Pakistan to identify the dead bodies. Meanwhile, Dutch Ambassador who was injured in the incident has also left Pakistan for the Netherlands.

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