Fowzia terms Nalter incident national tragedy

KARACHI: Neurologist and Chairperson Aafia Movement Pakistan Dr Fowzia Siddiqui on Saturday termed the incident of Nalter chopper crash, in which foreign envoys and their wives died, a national tragedy.

She said whole Pakistani nation was grieved over the sorry incident and was equally sharing the grief with the victims’ families.

“No condolence could compensate the loss of precious lives,” she said.

Envoys of Philippines and Norway and wives of Indonesian and Malaysian envoys including two pilots and a technician died and others injured in the incident.

Siddiqui also paid tribute to the armed forces personnel who were martyred in the line of duty. She requested the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to comprehensively investigate the incident to avoid future tragedies.

She demanded that the martyred pilot and technician should be awarded Tamgha-e-Shujaat (award of bravery) and their families should be given adequate compensation and lifetime pension.

She appealed the nation to observe the tragic incident as Black Day and political parties to hold condolence references.

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