The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday that six Pakistan Army officials, including two majors, were martyred after a helicopter crashed during a flying mission near Khost in Harnai, Balochistan. The ISPR has yet to release details about the cause of the crash which comes more than a month after a similar incident occurred in Balochistan.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday constituted a team to trace and arrest those running a negative social media campaign on the tragic incident of army helicopter crash in Balochistan. The decision comes after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said belittling and ridiculing the sacrifices of martyrs was horrifying. PM called it a ‘moment of reflection’.
The army has strongly condemned what it called “hurtful and derogatory” comments made by a certain group of people following the helicopter crash in which six army officers embraced martyrdom. When the news of the army helicopter going missing came, certain people on social media started making derogatory comments, wishing for the presence of top military leadership on the missing chopper.
The wreckage of the ill-fated Army Aviation helicopter, which went missing a day earlier, has been found. ISPR has confirmed that all six passengers onboard have embraced martyrdom in the crash. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the wreckage was found in the Musa Goth area of Windar in Lasbela district. The unfortunate accident occurred due to bad weather as per initial investigations.