- According to the tweet, there were six people on board, including Commander 12 Corps, who was in charge of Balochistan's flood relief efforts.
- Helicopter reportedly lost communication with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and has been missing for around five hours, according to sources in Pakistani media.
The Pakistani army’s propaganda wing announced on Tuesday that the missing chopper, which had been reported missing in the Balochistan area of the country since Monday night, had been discovered close to Musa Goth in the Lasbela district.
The disaster, which was brought on by severe weather, claimed the lives of all six army troops aboard, including Lt. Gen. Sarfraz Ali, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
“The ruins of a misfortunate helicopter that was engaged in flood rescue operations were discovered in Musa Goth, Windar, and Lasbela. The shahadat was accepted by all 6 officers and soldiers, including Lt. Gen. Sarfraz Ali. According to preliminary findings, the accident happened because of the adverse weather, the ISPR Director-General (DG) tweeted.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that nation is terribly grieved by the killing of Pakistan Army men.
“The nation is extremely saddened by the deaths of Lt. General Sarfraz Ali and five other Pakistan Army commanders. They were performing a religious responsibility by helping those affected by the flood. Will always be grateful to these farmers’ sons. I send my sincere condolences to the families of the deceased,” tweeted Shehbaz Sharif.
Imran Khan, a former Pakistani prime minister, too expressed sorrow over the situation.
Tragic news on the chopper crash involving the army aviation and the six martyrs of those aboard. I offer the families of the martyrs my sympathies and prayers. Khan tweeted, “I had the honour to meet Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, who I found to be a diligent professional and an upright, honest human being.
The Pakistani army announced this night that a helicopter that was helping with flood relief efforts in Lasbela, Balochistan, had vanished.
According to the ISPR, the chopper was carrying the commander of the XII Corps, General Sarfraz Ali, as well as five other top military officers who were overseeing flood relief efforts in Balochistan.
In Lasbela, Balochistan, while working on flood rescue efforts, a Pakistani army chopper lost touch with ATC. According to the tweet, there were six people on board, including Commander 12 Corps, who was in charge of Balochistan’s flood relief efforts.
The helicopter reportedly lost communication with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and has been missing for around five hours, according to sources in Pakistani media.
Notably, the Pakistan Army was conducting rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected regions of Balochistan, Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, leaving thousands of people stranded throughout the nation.