Pakistan Army relief helicopter goes missing near Balochistan hills, search Op underway

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed that he along with whole nation pray for the early and safe recovery of the Army officers and jawans. 

 

A Pakistan army aviation helicopter which was on flood relief operations in Lasbela, Balochistan lost contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC).

Six individuals were on board including Commander 12 Corps who was supervising flood relief operations in Balochistan.

Pakistan Armed Forces have launched a search operation.

Pakistan Army has pledged its share of two days rations to flood affected population in Balochistan, Sindh, Southern Punjab, KP and Gilgit Baltistan.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed that he along with whole nation pray for the early and safe recovery of the Army officers and jawans.

The subject relief items including flour, sugar, rice, tea , cooking oil , milk powder and pulses is being distributed by Army Formations to flood victims in different areas.

Corps Comds son, his ADC, was in the second helicopter.

Search in progress and missing heli has not been located so far.

Passengers Manifest: Commander 12 Corps ,DG PCG Brig Amjad (prom MG, last SB 1), CC Engrs 12 Corps Brig Khalid, Maj Saeed (Pilot), Maj Talha (Co Pilot), Crew Cheif Nk Mudassir.

Contact with ADC has been established, he has reached Karachi and he was on different helicopter.

Police received a call that heli crashed at 45 degree west from karachi on lasbella axis place known as Sassi Punnoo.

So far the the contact with the helicopter has not been made. Meanwhile, army ground party along with FC, Police , Navy coast guards and local administration on motorbikes are on their way to the site.

Balochistan government spokesperson Farah Azeem Shah, said the helicopter carrying Commander XII Corps and other senior military officials left Balochistan’s Uthal area in Lasbela at 5:10pm but didn’t land at its destination even after over six hours.