Funeral prayers of martyred Lt. Colonel Tauqeer of Army Aviation offered at Chaklala Garrison
ISLAMABAD: The funeral prayer of Lt. Colonel Tauqeer of Army Aviation has been offered at Chaklala Garrison here at Tuesday. Lt. Tauqeer embraced martyrdom in a helicopter crash during landing at Tarbela last night.
According to ISPR, a large number of people including Lt. Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Malik Zafar Iqbal, Corps Commander, senior serving military and civil officers and relatives of the Shaheed officer were present in funeral prayer.
Martyr Lt. Col Tauqeer is buried at his ancestral village in Chakwal district with full military protocol.
ISPR stated that the accident of an Army Aviation helicopter crashed took place near Tarbela Dam. Senior military officer, Tauqeer embraced martyrdom while two others sustained critical injuries.
An MI-17 helicopter was on routine training operation when a technical fault was developed suddenly. The pilot could not control helicopter and it was crashed near Tarbela Dam.