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Missing Pak Army Heli’s wreckage found

RAWALPINDI: ISPR took to the Twitter to inform that “the wreckage of unfortunate helicopter which was on flood relief operations found in Musa Goth, Windar, Lasbela. All 6 officers & soldiers including Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali embraced shahadat. اِنّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ Accident occurred due to bad weather as per initial investigations.”

Helicopter, that crashed near Sassi Pannu located in Lasbela’s mountainous region, took off from Uthal (Balochistan) at 5:10PM on Monday (1st of August, 2022). It was scheduled to land in Karachi at 6.05PM. Heli lost communication with control tower and its wreckage was found hours after its crash.

Lt. Gen Sarfraz AliCorps Commander Lt. Gen. Sarfraz Ali (former DG MI) who also served as defense attaché at Pakistan’s Diplomatic Mission in USA, was interviewed by ex-PM for the post of DG ISI. 


Helicopter Crash Maj Gen AmjadBrigadier Amjad Hameed (Commander Engineers 12 Corps), was one of the 32 brigadiers who had been promoted to the rank of major-general (during a meeting of promotion board from brigadier to major-general held) on 26th of July, 20-22.


Eurocopter AS350 ÉcureuilPS: Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil is a single-engine helicopter famous for its performance at high-altitudes. 

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.