ISLAMABAD - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has made telephonic contact with his Pakistani counterpart Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and sought latter’s help in the search of the Malaysian plane that has been missing for the last several days.

The Prime Minister’s Office spokesman confirmed the telephonic contact between the two and said that Prime Minister Sharif assured all-out support to his Malaysian counterpart in the search of the plane. He also expressed sympathies for all those who were on board the missing Boeing 777 and their families back in Malaysia on behalf of people of Pakistan.

The spokesman said that actually the Malaysian PM made telephonic call on Monday but the media release could not be issued.

It is pertinent to mention here that on the direction of Prime Minister Sharif, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan has already been extending cooperation to the Malaysian aviation authorities.

Pakistan’s top aviation official said the CAA had asked Malaysian authorities to send their official to Karachi to look at the data.

Malaysian authorities have contacted some 22 countries for their help in the ongoing search operation for the missing Boeing 777.