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Islamabad: Police said on Tuesday that the 27-year-old daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat was murdered in the federal capital.

According to the police, the deceased was identified as Noor Mukadam, the daughter of Shaukat Mukadam who was former Pakistani ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan.

The police said that Noor was killed in a house in the F-7 district of the city, adding that she was hit by a sharp object. The person accused of her murder has been arrested and is said to be the son of a business tycoon.

The police stated that they have filed a lawsuit against the defendant and the investigation is ongoing.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri condemned the incident and expressed condolences.

“Deeply saddened by the murder of the daughter of a senior colleague and former ambassador of Pakistan. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and I hope the perpetrator of this heinous crime will be brought to justice,” the spokesperson wrote on Twitter, adding the hashtag #JusticeForNoor.

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