Pakistan returns helicopters given by US

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday returned the last of five helicopters given to it by the US for monitoring the country’s border with Afghanistan, the media reported.

The US gave a total of nine helicopters to Pakistan in 2002. Pakistan had returned four of them on October 15, Geo News reported.

The remaining choppers were loaded on a transport aircraft in Islamabad. This is expected to land in the US on Tuesday.

The choppers had been used in Balochistan and in anti-narcotics operations, according to the report.