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The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, called today (10:40 am PST) the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mr. Dato Sri Mohd Najib, and offered profound condolences to the Government and people of Malaysia and the bereaved family, on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, on the sad passing away of Her Excellency, Madam Datin Habibah binti Mahmud, wife of the Malaysian High Commissioner, Dato Dr. Hasrul Sani Mujtabar, in the tragic helicopter crash in the Northern Areas.

The Prime Minister conveyed to the Malaysian Prime Minister that the accident occurred during the routine trip organized by Pakistan side to the picturesque Naltar valley.

The Prime Minister also conveyed that he himself was on his way to Naltar to have lunch with the envoys when he received this tragic news. The technical failure in one of the four helicopters resulted in the loss of seven precious lives including, unfortunately, Madame Habibah binti Mahmud.

Madam Habibah was a fine human being. She was an ardent promoter of strong bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Malaysia. She was very popular in social and ladies diplomatic circle in Islamabad. She will be greatly missed.

The Prime Minister further stated that the Government will be sending mortal remains of Madame Habibah to Kulala Lumpur at the earliest possible. To pay respect to Madame Habibah and keeping in view our close friendly and brotherly relations, one of the Federal Ministers would accompany the dead body of Madame Habibah.

At the end he conveyed that one day national mourning is being observed throughout the country and in our respective Missions abroad on this national tragedy.

May 9, 2015

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