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APBF mourns the tragic demise of two Ambassadors in Helicopter crash

8th May, 2015

Lahore (Press Release) – The President of All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) – Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi has expressed heart-felt grief on the tragic helicopter crash in Gilgit Baltistan yesterday, which claimed the precious lives of two highly respected foreign Ambassadors and their wives.

The Ambassador of Philippines – Mr. Domingo D Lucenario Jr and the Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen lost their lives in the accident. The wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors were also among the seven people killed in the crash near Naltar Valley on Friday. The Ambassador of Holland – Marcel de Vink and Polish ambassador – Andrzej Ananicz also sustained serious injuries, while the Media reports identified the two deceased pilots as Major Altamash and Major Faisal.

The President of APBF stated that; “It is really distressing to hear about the sad demise of these honorable diplomats and their family members, who lost their lives along with the two pilots and a crew member belonging to the Pakistan Army. APBF deeply regrets this tragedy and shares the sorrow and painful moments with our friendly countries”.