Emergency has been declared in Murree. CM has ordered to open government rest houses and government offices for tourists.
Chief Minister Punjab has issued instructions to the administration to expedite the rescue operation to evacuate the people trapped in the snowfall in Murree. Police and Rescue 1122 officers and staff should intensify relief activities and provide necessary relief items to tourists.
CM Punjab has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the incident of death of tourists in Murree. CM punjab has expressed heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims.
The federal interior minister said in a statement on the situation in Murree that for the first time in 15 to 20 years such a large number of tourists visited Murree which led to a major crisis and so far 16 to 19 people have been killed. However no further casualties were reported.
CM said they have not been able to open the closed roads of Murree in the last 12 hours. At present Commissioner DCCPO and all the teams are working in Murree. Five platoons of the army have been called in. Snow fell on four vehicles in which the people inside were killed but the situation is under full scrutiny.