Chopper on relief mission missing in Balochistan

KARACHI / QUETTA: A helicopter carrying senior military officials went missing in Balochistan on Monday night.

According to an official statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), “A Pakistan army aviation helicopter which was on flood relief operations in Lasbela, Balochistan lost contact with ATC [air traffic control]”.

Six individuals were on board including the Commander XII Corps Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, who was supervising the flood relief operations in Balochistan. Some reports also suggested that Pakistan Coast Guard Director General Brigadier Amjad Hanif Satti, was also on board the missing chopper.

According to the military’s media wing, a search operation was under way at the time of going to press, and more details would be released as information became available.

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