search operation continues for missing chopper, COAS briefs PM

A Pakistan Army Aviation helicopter, which was on flood relief operation in Lasbela, Balochistan, has lost contact with Air Traffic Control.

Six individuals were on board including the Commander XII Corps Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, who was supervising flood relief operations in Balochistan.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called PM Shehbaz on Tuesday morning and briefed him about the ongoing search operations.

During the call, PM Shehbaz expressed concerns over the safety of the personnel on board aircraft.

Multiple search and rescue sorties were launched by the Army Aviation in search of the missing aircraft but they have been unable to locate it thus far.