Islamabad: Interior Minister Rehman Malik
escaped unhurt on Thursday when a helicopter he was travelling in
made an emergency landing after developing technical problems
in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan.
The pilot made an emergency landing in Dera Allah Yar
region of Balochistan, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry
told the media.
The nature of the technical problems could not
immediately be ascertained.
Malik and all others in the helicopter were safe, the
An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he said.
The incident came two days after Prime Minister Yousuf
Raza Gilani, several federal ministers and a senior Army
General had a narrow escape when their aircraft made emergency
landings in two separate places, causing a minor scare.
A special aircraft carrying Gilani and other federal
ministers made an emergency landing shortly after taking off
from a military airbase in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on
Tuesday as it had developed technical problems.
In the other incident on Tuesday, a senior Pakistan Army
general and several other personnel had a narrow escape when a
military helicopter made an emergency landing after developing
technical problems in the northwestern Mohmand tribal region.