Family of Malaysian envoy's wife killed in Pakistan helicopter crash still waiting for updates on remains

Family of Malaysian envoy's wife killed in Pakistan helicopter crash still waiting for updates on remains

BATU PAHAT, Malaysia - The family of Datin Habibah Mahmud who died in a helicopter crash in Pakistan is anxiously waiting for news on the whereabouts of her remains.

Her mother Habsah Umar, 77, said that she was yet to receive any updates regarding Habibah's remains.

She added that Habsah's eldest daughter had taken a 1.30pm flight to Pakistan on Saturday.

"I was devastated to learn of the news on television and we are yet to know if the remains would be brought back here," Habsah told The Star when met at her home near Semerah here on Saturday.

Habibah, who is the wife of Datuk Dr Hasrul Sani Mujtabar, the Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan, was among six killed after a military helicopter they were in crashed into a school in Naltar Valley, Pakistan on Friday.

Dr Hasrul survived the crash and is being treated at Gilgit Hospital in Pakistan.

Habibah's family had gathered at her parents' home near Semerah here waiting for more news while close friends also dropped by to convey their condolences to the family.

Hasbah said Habibah, who is the third of nine siblings, had last spoken to her two weeks ago via a telephone call from Pakistan.

"She has been in Pakistan with her husband for the past two years. She was supposed to return to Malaysia," she said.

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