The daughter of a former senior Pakistani diplomat, Noor Mukadam who was brutally murdered in Islamabad, spent several years in Ireland with her family when she was a young girl.

One of her Irish friends, Kim Kearns described Noor as a “beautiful” woman having “the sweetest heart”.

Kearns, Mukadam and another woman, Marilyn Egan, were “the three best friends” growing up, she told to Irish Times.


Noor had attended Our Lady’s Grove primary and secondary school in Goatstown, South Dublin, after her father had been posted to serve at the Pakistan embassy in the area. Kearns said she recalled Noor joining the school when they were in first grade.

Her family had lived in Milltown, South Dublin, before they shifted to Leopardstown, her friend said.

“She had the heart of an angel… If anyone was ever mean to her, she would always be positive, she never retaliated,” Kearns said.

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“She liked shopping, we’d go to Dundrum shopping centre, she liked Zara, she was into fashion,” her friend added.

“She just fitted in, Ireland was her home,” she said.

Kearns stated that when Mukadam was told that her family had to move again and leave Ireland she was “heartbroken”.

“We would always keep in touch. If I posted anything on Instagram she would comment on it, saying she was thinking of me, or missing us,” she said.

Both of Mukadam’s friends said that they were upset by the news of their childhood friend’s death.

The friends are planning to organise a tribute walk from their old school to a pond on the University College Dublin campus. If Mukadam had continued in Ireland that was where she would have wanted to study for college, Kearns said.