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Indonesian ambassador injured in copter crash dies

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 19 (DNA) – Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan Burhan Mohammad who sustained serious burn injured in the Naltar helicopter crash on May 08 has died. He succumbed to his injuries in a Singapore hospital on Tuesday.Ambassador Burhan was among those diplomats who were seriously injured in the copter crash. Two ambassadors and two ambassadors’ wives were killed in that crash. Wife of Ambassador of Indonesia was also included among the deceased. Soon after the crash, the injured were flown from Gilgit to Rawalpindi were they were given treatmentRead More


Sartaj calls Indonesia FM, condoles the death of Heri in Naltar

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ISLAMABAD, 12 MAY, (DNA) – The Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, called his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia. The Adviser offered deep condolences and sympathies over the loss of life of Heri Listyawati, wife of Ambassador Burhan Muhammad, who also got injured, in a tragic helicopter crash in the Northern Areas on 8 May. Appreciating the services of late Listyawati, the Adviser paid tribute to Madam Listyawati for being an ardent promoter of strong bonds ofRead More


Helicopter crash survivor Ambassador Emilian unfolds facts

ISLAMABAD, MAY 12: Survivor of helicopter crash Emilian ION Ambassador of Romania, giving
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Helicopter crash survivor Ambassador Emilian unfolds facts Says it is a miracle to be safe and sound after the crash; shares agonizing moments when chopper was coming down; praises military and civilians for rescue operations; prays for the victims ISLAMABAD, May 12 (DNA) –Ambassador of Romania Emilian Ion, who survived miraculously in Naltar helicopter crash, has said it is a miracle that he is alive today keeping in view the way his helicopter crashed.


Delegations arrive to receive bodies of Naltar crash victims

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ISLAMABAD, 10 MAY, (DNA) – High-level delegations from Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Norway have arrived in Islamabad to receive the bodies of victims killed in Friday’s helicopter crash in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Naltar Valley. According to a statement released by the Foreign Office, the delegation from Philippines headed by the Under Secretary of Philippines Ministry of Foreign Affairs including the spouse and son of the late ambassador reached Islamabad on Sunday. The delegation from Malaysia consists of senior officials and daughter of the Malaysian ambassador.