A Pakistan Army aviation helicopter has gone missing after it lost contact with air traffic control (ATC), the military said in a statement on Monday. The helicopter was on flood relief operations in Lasbela, Balochistan.
In a statement by The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), it was told that as many as six individuals were on board including Commander 12 Corps Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, who was supervising flood relief operations in Balochistan.
List of passengers who are aboard the missing helicopter.
Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali Corps Commander Quetta
Brig Amjad Hanif Satti DG Coast Guard
Brig Khalid Commander Corps Engineer 12 Corps
Maj Saeed Pilot
Maj Talha Pilot
Nk Mudasir Crew
The Pakistan Army rescue and relief operations have been underway in the flood-hit areas of Balochistan, where the death toll from floods has risen to 149 including 46 children on Monday.
The recent spell of rains across the country has led areas that aren’t used to rains to become inundated and efforts have been underway to help the locals. The land is completed covered with water as you can see from this tweet of PDMA.
According to PDMA a total of 13,500 houses have collapsed or become partially damaged due to the ongoing spell of rains and floods.
Earlier, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif also reviewed relief efforts in Balochistan and ordered authorities to provide compensation money to those affected by the floors.
Everyone is in Shock as the Helicopter Goes Missing
“The entire nation is praying to Allah Almighty for the safety, security, and return of these sons of the country who were out to help the flood victims,” The Prime Minister tweeted from his official handle.
Other politicians and government officials prayed for the safety and swift recovery of the military offices.
It’s a hard time, especially for the people who have been affected by the flood and the family of the missing people. The government is doing all it can to help both parties.