A pilot and an engineer martyred in an air-craft incident occurred in Cholistan area while the air craft was spraying over standing crops to get rid from locusts swarms. Officials confirmed that the pilot and engineer had been martyred when their air-craft crashed in Bandhi area of Cholistan desert, apparently due to technical fault. “Yes, an air-craft was fallen down and crashed when it was spraying over crops to get rid from locust,” they said adding that pilot and engineer of the air-craft martyred on the spot.
The martyr pilot was identified as Muhammad Shoaib and the engineer was as Fawad Butt. The two were employees of the Plant Protection Department. Official sources said Bahawalpur, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalnagar and neighboring areas of Sindh had once again attacked by swarms of locusts, coming from Indian desert of Rajashtan.