- A Pakistani army helicopter en route from Quetta to Karachi has gone missing. on Monday.
- Army Commander General Qamar Javed Bajwa informs Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif of the latest developments.
- PM asks nation to save brave Pakistani soldiers in their thoughts and prayers.
In a telephone conversation on Army Commander General Qamar Javed Bajwa briefed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday. of the latest developments in Search for an army aviation helicopter that went missing a day earlier, Geo News reported.
prime minister was concerned about six missing army personnel and Javans, including Lieutenant General Sarfaraz Ali, Commander of 12th building.
“Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali is a professional military man and a wonderful person,” prime minister said.
He expressed concern for in safety of each on board.
prime minister also asked the nation to save the brave Pakistani soldiers in his thoughts and prayers, and stated that the unfortunate incident deeply saddened the whole country.
“These obedient sons who helped flood the victims appeared great Examples of service,” the prime minister said.
The army commander said prime minister on the ongoing search for the missing helicopter last night.
A Pakistani army helicopter en route from Quetta to Karachi. with VIPs on board missing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced in tweet on Monday.
military media wing said that the aviation helicopter was on a flood relief operation in Lasbela, Balochistan when lost connection with air traffic control (ATC).
“Six people were on board, including the commander of the 12th corps who supervised flood relief operations in Balochistan,” the tweet read, adding that a search operation was underway.
According to details available with Geo NewsQuetta Corps Commander Lieutenant General Sarfaraz Ali, who supervised flood relief operations in province, was also on board.
According to the details given Geo NewsMajor Sayed piloted the helicopter and Major Talha was the co-pilot. of helicopter. CEO of Coast Guard Brigadier General Amjad, Brigadier Khalid and Chief Naik Mudassir were also on board.
Civil authorities and Pakistani army currently busy with assistance programs in province, as a heavy rain spell caused damage there, claiming 147 lives.
After the incident, the district administration said that a helicopter had crashed. in neighborhood of Sassi Punnu Temple, located near Vindara area, however, ISPR has not yet confirm was it the same helicopter.
Local residents say that the helicopter was seen flying low, after which it disappeared. Meanwhile, it became known that the incident took place minutes before sunset (Maghrib prayer).
Deputy Inspector General Khuzdar Pervez Imrani said the local police teams are also trying to find the helicopter. area consists of mountain ranges that creating difficulties in search operation.
He went on to say that despite the difficulties caused locality, police teams trying to search the helicopter on motorcycles too. Joint rescue operation. of police and frontier corps for in last five hours.
Expression of concern over disappearance of helicopter, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted yesterday: “The disappearance of An army aviation helicopter from Balochistan is causing alarm. All the people pray to Allah Almighty for in safetysafety and return of these sons of country who came out to help in flood victims. InshaAllah.”