PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Friday observed one minute silence and expressed shock and grief over crash of a helicopter in Naltar valley of Gilgit-Baltistan in which four foreign dignitaries and other high officials lost their lives.

The ruling PTI MPA Shaukat Yousafzai on a point of order diverted the attention of the House towards the tragic incident and requested the speaker to arrange Fateha for the departed souls.

Later, the House observed one minute silence for the departed souls of two ambassadors of Malaysia and Indonesia and their wives who were perished in the incident and also offered Fateha for the departed souls. In the crash ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia were among seven people killed when a helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries' crashed in Gilgit-Baltistan. The Pakistani air force said a technical failure had caused the crash.

Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan and Chief Minister Pervez Khattak have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in Gilgit-Baltistan.

They also expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.