ISLMABAD Aug.13 (APP): The six member crew of Punjab government helicopter that went missing in Afghanistan on August 4, has been recovered and arrived safely in Islamabad, said Foreign Office Spokesman here Saturday.
“All crew members are safe and in good health,” said the
statement of the Foreign Office spokesman.
“The crew was released in an inter-tribe exchange on the
Pakistan-Afghan border in FATA. They were further transported from FATA to Islamabad by a helicopter,” it said.
The crew members comprised:Capt Safdar Hussain (Chief pilot) Capt Safdar Ashraf, Capt Muhammad Shafiq-ur-Rehman (First Officer) Nasir Mahmood (Flt Engineer),Mr Muhammad Kausar (Crew Chief) Sergei Sevastianov (Russian navigator).