Funeral prayers of Lt Col Tauqir offered in Rawalpindi

Funeral prayers of Lt Col Tauqir was offered t Chaklala Garison in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

He will be buried in his native village Bhatti Gujar in Chakwal with full military honour.

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DSP Ghazi Tehsil Hakim Khan had told media on Monday that “an MI-17 helicopter of Army Aviation was on a routine training operation when it crashed within the Army Aviation base Ghazi, some 55km from Tehsil Ghazi.”

The crash occurred due to some technical fault. It instantly killed Lt-Col Tauqir and left Major Usman and Hawaldar Basharat injured. All three were rushed to CMH Ghazi. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed Lt-Col Tauqir’s death but did not mention the injured in its statement.