All out resources being utilized for safe recovery of helicopter crew: Punjab CM

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LAHORE, Aug 5 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif went to the residence of helicopter Pilot Col. (Retd.) Shafiq ur Rehman, Flight Engineer Col. (Retd.) Nasir Mahmood at Askari-10 and Pilot Col. (Retd.) Safdar Husain at State Life Housing Society here on Friday and met their families.

He sympathized with them over the incident of helicopter in Loggar area of Afghanistan and apprised them of the efforts of the Punjab government for the safe recovery of helicopter crew. He assured that all out resources are being utilized for the safe recovery of the crew of the helicopter and it is hoped that the efforts in this regard will succeed.

Talking to the sons and families of Pilot Col. (Retd.) Shafiq ur Rehman, Flight Engineer Col. (Retd.) Nasir Mahmood and Col. (Retd.) Safdar Husain, the Chief Minister said that the first priority of the government is safe return of helicopter crew and it is hoped that a good news will soon be received. Shehbaz Sharif said that every effort is being made for the recovery of pilots and other crew of the helicopter and he is in contact with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatmi and other authorities. APP/ia

VNS, Lahore