Six Pakistan Army personnel embraced martyrdom in Balochistan helicopter crash: ISPR

Six Pakistan Army personnel embraced martyrdom in Balochistan helicopter crash: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Six members of the Pakistan Army have died in a helicopter crash in Balochistan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday.

Military news outlets have confirmed the wreckage of an unfortunate helicopter found during a flood relief operation in Musa He Goth, Winder, Las Vela.

“All six of his officers and soldiers who suspected Lieutenant Sarfraz Ali hugged his Shahadat,” he said, ISPR, adding that initial investigations indicated the accident was due to bad weather.

Six Pakistan Army personnel embraced martyrdom in Balochistan helicopter crash: ISPR

A day earlier, a military helicopter en route from Quetta to Karachi had lost contact with air traffic control.
Six of him were on board, including the commander of the 12th Corps, who was overseeing flood relief operations in Balochistan,” the army’s media department told the helicopter pilot.

Coast Guard Chiefs Brigadier General Amjad Hanif, Brigadier General Muhammad Khalid and Naik Mudashir Fayaz also boarded the helicopter.

Today Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif received an update on the incident during a telephone conversation with Chief of the Army General Staff (COAS) General Kamal Javed Bajwa.

In a telephone conversation, COAS informed the Prime Minister of the ongoing search operation since yesterday evening.

The Prime Minister expressed concern for the safety of his Lieutenant General Sarfaraz Ali, commander of the 12th Corps, and his six other personnel and Kiefer on board the helicopter.

He described Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali as a thorough professional and an excellent man.

He said the officers and Javans who assisted the flood victims were examples of dedication and service.

The Prime Minister said that serving brothers, sisters and children in times of need is the true strength of the Pakistani nation.

 

Condolences pour in

President Dr. Arif Alvi called his CAOS Qamar Javed Bajwa to express condolences over the deaths of his six military personnel in the tragic incident.

COAS confirmed that all personnel aboard the helicopter accepted the martyrdom, adding that the incident occurred due to bad weather and poor visibility during rescue and relief operations in the state. claimed that the wreckage had been recovered.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said in his message of condolences that the whole country was deeply saddened by the martyrdom of the lieutenant. Gen Ali and five other officers of the Pakistan Army.

“They were fulfilling their sacred duty to help the flood victims. Our deepest condolences to the bereaved families,” he wrote on Twitter.
Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif expresses his grief over the tragic incident and asks forgiveness from the souls of the martyrs.

PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari also offered his condolences over the deaths of the Army official in the incident.

Credit/Source : THENEWSPK

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