These are the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting

These are the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting

The Embassy of Pakistan in Washington confirmed on Facebook that Sabika Sheikh, an exchange student, was killed in Friday's shooting. "Ms. Sheikh was in Texas as part of the Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Programme," the embassy said in a statement to CNN. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Sabika's family and friends. Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry spoke to the father of Sabika Sheikh expressing heartfelt condolences over the tragic death of his daughter." Abdul Aziz, Sabika's father, told AFP in Pakistan that he learned of his 17-year-old daughter's death on CNN. "We are still in a state of denial," he said. "It is like a nightmare. ... There is a general impression that the life is safe and secure in America. But this is not the case." US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sabika was "helping to build ties" between the United States and her native country and offered his condolences to her family and friends. "Sabika's death and that of the other victims is heartbreaking and will be mourned deeply both here in the United States, and in Pakistan," Pompeo said in a statement. US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale tweeted a statement on Sabika's death. "This morning, I called the family of Sabika Sheikh and offered my deepest condolences. As an exchange student, Sabika was a youth ambassador, a bridge between our people and cultures. All of us at the US Mission in Pakistan are devastated by and mourn her loss. We will honor her memory." Sabika's body will be sent to Pakistan Monday, according to Pakistan's consul general in Texas, Aisha Farooqui. The family will not travel to the United States. Instead, the family is waiting for the arrival of Sobika's body in Pakistan, according to CNN affiliate Geo News. "It's a very sad news and very shocking for our family. All family members are not in good condition," said Abdul Aziz, Sobika's father, on Geo News.