Quetta’s Corps Commander is Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor, a former director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Lt Gen Ghafoor has been chosen to succeed Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, who, together with five other members of the Pakistan Army, chose martyrdom on Tuesday after an army helicopter crashed in Balochistan, according to the ISPR.
Around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, the military helicopter vanished as it was flying from Quetta to Karachi. The people in the chopper were in charge of overseeing the flood relief efforts in the country’s southwest.
Above-average monsoon rains and deadly flooding have severely impacted Pakistan this year and has taken hundreds of lives while wreaking havoc, particularly in Balochistan.