News Desk:

At least six Pak Army officials were martyred when a military helicopter crashed in Balochistan’s Harnai district. The helicopter crashed in the Khost area of the Harnai district, the military’s media wing said on Monday.

All six Pak Army officials including the pilot of the helicopter embraced shahadat, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The martyred officials were identified as:

  • 39-year-old Major Khurram Shahzad (pilot), a resident of Attock. He was married with one daughter.
  • 30-year-old Major Muhammad Muneeb Afzal (pilot), a resident of Rawalpindi. He was married with two sons.
  • 44-year-old Subedar Abdul Wahid, a resident of Sabirabad village in Karak. He was married with four children, including three sons and a daughter.
  • 27-year-old Sepoy Muhamad Imran, a resident of Makhdoompur in Khanewal. He was married with two daughters and a son.
  • 30-year-old Naik Jalil, a resident of village Bhutta, Lohara, Teh Kharian in Gujrat district. He was married with two sons.
  • 35-year-old Sepoy Shoaib, a resident of village Khatarphatti PO Syeeda Teh Jhand in Attock district. He was married with one son۔

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif while reacting to the sad news said he was deeply shocked by the incident. The premier took to social media network Twitter and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family members of the martyred Pak Army officials.


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