Former director-general of the Public Inter-Services (ISPR) general officer Asif Ghafoor has been appointed Corps Commander Quetta, News reported Wednesday citing the military’s media wing.
Lt Gen Asif Ghafoor:
The wreckage of a military helicopter that went missing on Monday night was found in a coastal district of Balochistan and all of the six officers on board did not survived in that crash.
According to the ISPR, Lt General Ghafoor has been appointed to replace his forerunner, Lt General Sarfraz Ali who — besides 5 different Pakistan Army personnel — embraced martyrdom on Tuesday after an aviation helicopter of the military had crashed in Balochistan.
The military helicopter had gone missing as it was on the way from Quetta to Karachi at around 5:30 pm Tuesday. The personnel within the helicopter were overseeing the flood relief efforts in the southwest of the country.
Lt General Sarfaraz Ali superintendence relief operations in Balochistan, which has been hit arduous by flash floods triggered by the serious monsoon rains within the province.
Above normal monsoon rains and deadly flooding have hit Pakistan arduous this year, killing many individuals to date and wreaking disturbance, significantly in Balochistan.
RAWALPINDI: Six Pakistan Army personnel embraced martyrdom in a military helicopter crash in Balochistan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) aforesaid on Tuesday.
The military’s media wing confirmed the wreckage of the unfortunate military helicopter, that was on flood relief operations found in Musa Goth, Windar, Lasbela.
ISPR aforesaid that all six officers and troopers including Lt General Sarfraz Ali embraced shahadat, adding that the accident occurred because of weather conditions as per initial investigations.
A day earlier, the military helicopter lost contact with the air traffic management whereas it had been on the way from Quetta to Karachi.
Six people were on board, together with Commander twelve Corps who was superintendence flood relief operations in Balochistan,” the military’s media wing had aforesaid.
According to the main points, Major Saeed Ahmed was the pilot whereas Major Muhammad Talha Manan was the co-pilot of the military helicopter craft. The Director-General of Coast Guards brigadier general Amjad Hanif,
brigadier general Muhammad Khalid, and Naik Mudassir Fayyaz were additionally aboard the military helicopter.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in a telecom spoken communication with Chief of Army employees (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa received the most recent info concerning the incident.
In the telecom discussion, the COAS had told prime minister Shehbaz Sharif concerning the continued search operations since last night.
Prime minister Shehbaz Sharif had expressed his concern over the protection of Commander of twelve Corps general officer Sarfaraz Ali and different six officers and jawans onboard the military helicopter.
He termed Lt General Sarfraz Ali an intensive skilled and superb person.
He was aforesaid that the officers and jawans who provided help to the flood victims had emerged as an exemplary example of dedication and repair.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif aforesaid that serving the brothers, sisters, and kids in their hour of need was the real strength of the Pakistani nation.
President Dr. Arif Alvi made a telephone to CAOS Qamar Javed Bajwa and offered his condolences over the death of six army officers in the tragic incident.
All the personnel on board the military helicopter embraced martyrdom, the COAS confirmed, adding that the incident happened because of weather conditions and poor visibility throughout the rescue and relief operation within the province. He maintained that the parts of the copper has been recovered.
In his acknowledgment message, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif aforesaid that the state is deeply grieved by the martyrdom of Lt General Ali and 5 different officers of the Pakistan Army.
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif wrote in his tweet that they were doing a sacred duty of providing relief to flood affectees. can stay forever indebted to those sons of the soil. My dear condolences to the grief-stricken families.
Expressing grief over this horrific incident, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif showed condolences for the forgiveness of the souls of the martyred military personnel.
PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari additionally offered his condolences over the deaths of the military official during the incident.