An army aviation helicopter went missing on Monday evening in Balochistan, said the military’s media wing.
Taking to Twitter, the military’s media wing said that the aviation helicopter was on a flood relief operation in Lasbela, Balochistan when it lost contact with air traffic control (ATC).
“Six individuals were on board, including Commander 12 Corps who was supervising flood relief operations in Balochistan,” the tweet from the DG ISPR official account said. A search operation is underway, added ISPR. Commander 12 Corps Lt Gen Sarfraz was supervising flood relief operations in Balochistan’s Lasbela.
A Pakistan army aviation helicopter which was on flood relief operations in Lasbela, Balochistan lost contact with ATC. 6 individuals were on board including Commander 12 Corps who was supervising flood relief operations in Balochistan. Search operation is underway.DTF
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 1, 2022
The Director-General of Coast Guards Brigadier Amjad, Engineer Brigadier Khalid, and chief naik Mudassir were also onboard. Major Syed was the pilot while Major Talha was the co-pilot of the helicopter.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif termed the disappearance of the helicopter as alarming. “The entire nation prays to Allah Almighty for the safety, security and return of these sons of the country who came out to help the flood victims. God willing.”
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan expressed sorrow over the “disturbing news” of an army aviation helicopter gone missing, requesting prayers for all those on board.