Punjab Government gives approval of buying helicopter for Counter Terrorism Department


LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to purchase a Russian-made MI-17 helicopter worth Rs. 1.4 billion. The helicopters will be given to Counter Terrorism Department to combat terrorist’s activities in the province. As per details, Punjab Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal chaired a high level meeting to review the law and order situation in province. While addressing the meeting, Khizar said that MI-17 helicopter would be purchase to enhance the capabilities of CTD. IGP Mushtaq Sukhera, Special Secretary Home Dr Shoaib Akhtar, Special Secretary Finance Ahmad Raza Sarwar, Additional IG CTD Rai Tahir, Additional IG Finance & Planning Sohail Khan, Chief Pilot Aviation Flight Col (retd) Safdar Malik, Deputy Commander Army Aviation School Gujranwala Col Naeem Masood Khan, PAF Wing Commander Aftab Iqbal and Assistant IG Logistics Shariq Kamal were present in the meeting.