In a tragic incident, a technical issue caused a Pakistan Navy helicopter to crash during a training exercise in Gwadar, Balochistan, claiming the lives of two officers and a sailor, according to an official statement issued Monday by the navy spokesperson.
The navy has initiated an inquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding the crash. “The Pakistan Navy is deeply saddened by the loss of two of its officers and a sailor who were martyred in this tragic event,” stated the spokesperson, noting that a comprehensive investigation into the incident is underway.
Following the crash news, government officials and politicians emanated a wave of condolences and tributes. Acting Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq conveyed his profound sorrow over the tragic loss and extended prayers for strength and resilience to the bereaved families.
Similarly, President Arif Alvi expressed his deep solidarity with the families of the martyred, empathizing with their grief during this trying time. He acknowledged the sacrifices and contributions of the martyred personnel to the nation, praying for their eternal peace.
Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfaraz Bugti also joined in mourning the loss, praising the commitment and bravery of the martyred officers and personnel. “Their sacrifice in the line of duty is a testament to their dedication,” remarked Bugti.
In addition, former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif voiced his sadness over the incident, extending his sympathy to the families impacted. Recognizing the significant sacrifices made by the martyrs for the nation and its citizens, Sharif offered prayers for their ultimate peace and solace for the grieving families.