Islamabad: Bodies of those killed in the Naltar incident have been shifted to Islamabad from Gilgit.

Five bodies, including those of the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines, were brought to Nur Khan Airbase in three helicopters.

The bodies were received at the airbase with full military honor. A guard of honor was presented to them.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmoud, the three services chiefs, diplomats, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and other high ranking officials were also present on the occasion.

Talking to journalists on the occasion, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said we are in close contact with the relevant embassies in order to shift the bodies of foreign diplomats to their home countries.

He said the bodies of foreign diplomats will be sent to their countries through special flights. Each special flight will be accompanied by a federal minister.

Meanwhile, a C-130 aircraft carrying injured persons of Naltar tragedy has also landed at Nur Khan Airbase.