22 tourists killed in Murree, rescue operation by army and administration thecapitaldebates

Rescue operations are underway in Murree by Pakistan Army, Air Force, Punjab Police and local administration to evacuate tourists stranded due to heavy snowfall. At least 22 tourists, including eight members of a family, have died due to severe cold and suffocation among tourists stranded due to heavy snowfall in Murree and adjoining areas.

Rescue operations are underway in Murree by Pakistan Army, Air Force, Punjab Police and local administration to evacuate tourists stranded due to heavy snowfall. At least 22 tourists, including eight members of a family, have died due to severe cold and suffocation among tourists stranded due to heavy snowfall in Murree and adjoining areas.  Pakistan Army personnel, local police and administration personnel are taking part in the relief and rescue operation and evacuating the stranded tourists to safer places. A Punjab government spokesman said that the Punjab Chief Minister has reached Rawalpindi and they Self-supervising the operation.  Spokesman Hassan Khawar tweeted that the Chief Minister has reached Rawalpindi and is personally reviewing the relief and rescue operations. He directed the administration, police, 1122, PDMA and other agencies to expedite the work. Today, the rescue operation was also monitored from the Chief Minister's helicopter.  Rescue operations continue in Murree  According to the district administration of Rawalpindi, due to timely measures taken by the concerned agencies, relief operations are in full swing and the situation is improving. According to a statement issued on Saturday, Commissioner Rawalpindi, RPO Rawalpindi, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi and CPO Rawalpindi are present in Murree and are personally overseeing all relief operations.  A 24/7 control room has been set up in the office of Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi for the guidance and convenience of the citizens regarding the heavy snowfall in Murree and the emergency weather situation. As per the directions of Punjab Chief Minister, all rest houses and government institutions in Murree and adjoining areas have been opened for tourists.  Earlier, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed grief over the deaths of tourists in Murree, saying that the district administration was not ready for the arrival of large numbers of people without seeing the unusual snowfall and weather conditions. On Saturday, he tweeted that an inquiry into the incident had been ordered and strict rules would be put in place to prevent such tragedies.  Earlier, rescue officials in Murree said the death toll from vehicles trapped in the snow had risen to 22. Eight children were among the dead. The Punjab government has declared Murree a disaster area while Chief Minister Usman Bazdar has convened an emergency meeting to review the rescue operation.  Punjab government spokesman Hassan Khawar told a press conference in Lahore that rescue teams had been dispatched from Attock and Rawalpindi for Murree. He said that the incident of killing of tourists would be investigated and action would be taken if any negligence was found.  On the other hand, the Pakistan Army Public Relations Department (ISPR) said in a statement that Army engineers were busy opening roads in Murree and Galyat. According to ISPR, four relief camps have been set up for tourists at different places in Murree while Murree Expressway has been cleared.  Earlier, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had said that 16 to 19 people were killed in vehicles stuck due to snowfall in Murree. In a video message on Saturday morning, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that The closed Murree and Galyat routes have failed to open in the last 12 hours and tourists are stranded in their vehicles who are facing shortage of food and warm clothes. The Home Minister said that after 15, 20 years so many tourists died which caused a huge crisis.  The Home Minister said that the Civil Armed Forces has been called in to evacuate the stranded tourists in Murree and Galyat. The entire administration, armed forces, Rangers, FC and infantry have been called in immediately.  All roads leading to Murree have been closed till 9 pm on Sunday," he said in a message to the dying tourists. Sheikh Rashid said, “There are so many tourists that they have a problem with blankets and food. I urge everyone in the area to provide blankets and food to the people in their vehicles. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar declared a state of emergency in Murree after the death of tourists. Getting the stranded tourists out is the first priority, he said in a statement.  According to rescue officials in Murree, the dead tourists were from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mardan, Lahore and Gujranwala. As every year, with the onset of winter, tourists from all over Pakistan flocked to the tourist destinations to enjoy the snowfall, but due to incessant rains and snowfall, roads in Murree and Galyat have been closed. Last week, authorities warned tourists traveling to Murree and Galyat to exercise caution.
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Pakistan Army personnel, local police and administration personnel are taking part in the relief and rescue operation and evacuating the stranded tourists to safer places. A Punjab government spokesman said that the Punjab Chief Minister has reached Rawalpindi and they Self-supervising the operation.

Spokesman Hassan Khawar tweeted that the Chief Minister has reached Rawalpindi and is personally reviewing the relief and rescue operations. He directed the administration, police, 1122, PDMA and other agencies to expedite the work. Today, the rescue operation was also monitored from the Chief Minister's helicopter.

Rescue operations continue in Murree

According to the district administration of Rawalpindi, due to timely measures taken by the concerned agencies, relief operations are in full swing and the situation is improving. According to a statement issued on Saturday, Commissioner Rawalpindi, RPO Rawalpindi, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi and CPO Rawalpindi are present in Murree and are personally overseeing all relief operations.

A 24/7 control room has been set up in the office of Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi for the guidance and convenience of the citizens regarding the heavy snowfall in Murree and the emergency weather situation. As per the directions of Punjab Chief Minister, all rest houses and government institutions in Murree and adjoining areas have been opened for tourists.

Earlier, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed grief over the deaths of tourists in Murree, saying that the district administration was not ready for the arrival of large numbers of people without seeing the unusual snowfall and weather conditions. On Saturday, he tweeted that an inquiry into the incident had been ordered and strict rules would be put in place to prevent such tragedies.

Earlier, rescue officials in Murree said the death toll from vehicles trapped in the snow had risen to 22. Eight children were among the dead. The Punjab government has declared Murree a disaster area while Chief Minister Usman Bazdar has convened an emergency meeting to review the rescue operation.

Punjab government representative Hassan Khawar told a public interview in Lahore that salvage groups had been dispatched from Attock and Rawalpindi for Murree. He said that the incident of killing of tourists would be investigated and action would be taken if any negligence was found.

Then again, the Pakistan Army Public Relations Department (ISPR) said in an explanation that Army engineers were occupied with opening streets in Murree and Galyat. According to ISPR, four relief camps have been set up for tourists at different places in Murree while Murree Expressway has been cleared.

Earlier, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had said that 16 to 19 people were killed in vehicles stuck due to snowfall in Murree. In a video message on Saturday morning, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that The closed Murree and Galyat routes have failed to open in the last 12 hours and tourists are stranded in their vehicles who are facing shortage of food and warm clothes. The Home Minister said that after 15, 20 years so many tourists died which caused a huge crisis.

The Home Minister said that the Civil Armed Forces has been brought in to clear the abandoned vacationers in Murree and Galyat. The entire administration, armed forces, Rangers, FC and infantry have been called in immediately.

All roads leading to Murree have been closed till 9 pm on Sunday," he said in a message to the dying tourists. Sheikh Rashid said, “There are so many tourists that they have a problem with blankets and food. I urge everyone in the area to provide blankets and food to the people in their vehicles. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar declared a state of emergency in Murree after the death of tourists. Getting the stranded tourists out is the first priority, he said in a statement.

According to rescue officials in Murree, the dead tourists were from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mardan, Lahore and Gujranwala. As every year, with the onset of winter, tourists from all over Pakistan flocked to the tourist destinations to enjoy the snowfall, but due to incessant rains and snowfall, roads in Murree and Galyat have been closed. Last week, authorities warned tourists traveling to Murree and Galyat to exercise caution.

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