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Army helicopter with corps commander on board goes missing in Balochistan: ISPR

A helicopter of the Pakistan Army, engaged in rescue operations in flood-affected areas in Balochistan, went missing, Inter Public Services Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.

According to the military media wing, the helicopter was carrying 6 officers, including corps commander Quetta Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali. The helicopter was en route from Quetta to Karachi when in Lasbela, it lost contact with air traffic control (ATC).

In a Twitter message of (ISPR), it has been stated that a helicopter of the Pakistan Army Aviation, which was participating in the relief operation of the flood victims in Balochistan, has gone missing.

 

According to the Tweet, 6 officers including the commander of 12 corps Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali were on board. The search for the missing helicopter is continue.

The Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, and Pakistan Navy have been conducting rescue operations in the province after deadly floods wreaked havoc there killing at least 132 people.

According to the latest PDMA report, several roads and bridges were washed away by floods disconnecting Lasbela and Sindh.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also visited several flood-hit areas of Balochistan such as Qilla Saifullah, Chaman, and Quetta to meet residents. 

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