PESHAWAR - The funeral prayers of three martyrs of the Pakistan Army who had died in Gilgit helicopter crash, were offered at the Gilgit helipad on Saturday.

These martyrs were Major Altamash, Major Faisal and Subedar Zakir. The ambassadors of Norway and Philippines and wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors were also among the seven victims of the crash.

The funeral prayers were attended by top military officials. Caretaker Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Sher Jahan Mir and government officials attended the funeral prayers.

Major Faisal belonged to Chota Lahore tehsil of Swabi. His family has said that had received the sad news of their son but his dead body had not reached their village so far.

The dead body of Major Altamash will be brought to Peshawar and then shifted to his ancestral village in Behzadi Chakkarkot in Kohat for burial, family sources said. However, they are not informed about the arrival time of his dead body to their hometown.

Major Altamash has left behind a widow and a seven-year-old son. Major Altamash had got commission in the Pakistan Army in 2002.