RAWALPINDI, Aug 4 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday phoned Commander Resolute Support Mission Gen Nicolson and sought his help in
managing early safe release of six crew of the helicopter of Punjab Government from the captivity of Taliban in Afghanistan.
According to the Tweet message by the Director General ISPR Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa, ” COAS called Gen Nicolson, asked him to help in recovery of crew of Punjab government helicopter that crash landed in Logar province of neighbouring Afghanistan.”
The chopper made crash landing while on its way to Russia via Uzbekistan. The helicopter was going to Russia for maintenance.
Gen Nicolson assured all possible help in this regard.
Meanwhile, the Afghan government and Afghan National Army authorities have also been contacted for necessary assistance in recovery of the crew members, the Tweet added.