Six martyred in Army heli crash in Balochistan, funeral prayers offered

Pakistan Armed Forces media wing Monday said that another helicopter crashed in Balochistan in which six on board including two majors and three Special Services Group (SSG) commandos embraced martyrdom.

ISPR statement reads: Army helicopter crashed during a flying mission near Khost, Harnai Balochistan late last night, said a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Monday.

All six personnel on board including two pilots have embraced martyrdom in the incident.

Those who embraced martyrdom include: Maj Muhammad Muneeb Afzal – Pilot, Maj Khurram Shahzad – Pilot, Naik Jalil – Crew, Subedar Abdul Wahid, Sepoy Muhamad Imran, Sepoy Shoaib

Major Khurram Shahzad was 39 years old and a resident of Attock. He is survived by a daughter.

Major Muhammad Muneeb Afzal a resident of Rawalpindi was 30 years old. He is survived by two sons

The 44 years old Subedar Abdul Wahid was a resident of Village Sabir Abad, Karak. He was survived by four children including three sons and a daughter

Sepoy Muhammad Imran, 27, was a resident of Makhdoompur, Khanewal. He is survived by two daughters and a son.

The 30-year-old crew member, Naik Jalil Age was resident of Village Bhutta, Lohara, Tehsil Kharian, District Gujrat. He is survived by two sons.

The 35-year-old Sepoy Shoaib was a resident of Village Khatarphatti, PO Syeeda Teh Jhand, District Attock. He is survived by a son.

Pertinent to note that in August, all the six officers and soldier, including Lt General Sarfraz Ali,Corps Commander Quetta embraced Shahadat in a helicopter crash during flood operation in Balochistan. The wreckage of the unfortunate helicopter was found in Lasbela district.

The accident was occurred due to bad weather as per initial investigations.

Namaz-e-Janaza of Shaheeds during flying mission last night at Harnai was offered today at Quetta Garrison Balochistan.

Corps Commander Balochistan, Senior Military & Civil officials attended the funeral. Jasd-e-Khaki of the Shuhada being despatched to their native town where they will be buried with full military honour.

Namaz e Janaza of Major Muhammad Muneeb Afzal, who embraced Shahadat during flying mission last night near Harnai Balochistan, was offered tonight at Army Graveyard Rawalpindi.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, senior serving and retired military & civil officials attended the funeral. Jasad-e- Khaki of Shaheed was buried with full military honour.