Rawalpindi (Web Desk): The funeral prayers of Pakistan Army officers and soldier martyred in a helicopter crash during the flood relief operations in Balochistan were offered in their native towns, the military's media wing said on Wednesday.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa attended the funeral prayers of Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali and Brigadier Muhammad Khalid at Quetta Garrison.
Governor Balochistan Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali, Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, provincial ministers and a large number of civil and military officials including relatives of Shuhada attended the funeral.
The military’s media wing said that the COAS visited the families of Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali and Brig Muhammad Khalid as well as the family of Lt Colonel Laiq Baig Mirza who embraced martyrdom at Ziarat.
The funeral prayers of Major Talha Shaheed was offered in Rawalpindi.
Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas, Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, senior serving and retired military officials, relatives of the Shaheed and people from all walks of life attended the prayer.
Major Talha Mannan was buried with full military honour. Pakistan Army contingent presented guard of honour.
The funeral prayer of Naik Mudassar Fayyaz was offered in Shakargarh, Narowal.
The General Officer Commanding Sialkot Garrison, senior military and civil officials attended the funeral.
An army contingent presented the guard of honour, the national flag was presented, and floral wreaths were laid.
The funeral prayer for Maj Saeed was offered at Larkana.
Commander Logistics Pannu Aqil Garrison, serving senior officers, soldiers, relatives and a large number of people attended the prayer.
Pakistan’s flag was presented to the martyr’s father and he was buried with full military honour.
On Tuesday, the ISPR confirmed that Pakistan Army helicopter that had gone missing in Balochistan crashed, leaving six military personnel martyred.
The military chopper had gone missing as it was en route from Quetta to Karachi at around 5:30pm on Monday. The personnel in the chopper were overseeing the flood relief efforts in the southwest of the country.
All six officers and soldiers, including Corps Commander Quetta Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, embraced martyrdom, the military's media wing stated.