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A seven member delegation from the Philippines arrived Islamabad yesterday evening. It included two Deputy Ministers, and the wife and son of the deceased Ambassador of the Philippines.

A four member delegation from Malaysia, including the daughter and son-in-law of the High Commissioner of Malaysia, and a five member delegation from Indonesia also arrived Islamabad yesterday.

Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Special Secretary held separate meetings this morning with the delegations. Matters relating to medical treatment of the injured envoys, and transportation of remains of the deceased to their home countries, were discussed in detail.

The delegations of Netherlands and Norway also had meetings with Special Secretary Sial.

The delegations were informed that the Prime Minister had issued special instructions to extend utmost facilitation to envoys who suffered from the tragic helicopter crash of 8 May 2015.

They were assured that the Government of Pakistan was providing all possible medical facilities to the injured, and arrangements were being made to transport the mortal remains at the soonest possible. All the concerned departments and agencies of the Government were working day and night in this regard. The Crisis Management Cell at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was functioning round the clock to facilitate the Embassies and coordinate activities among various departments.

10th May 2015

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