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15 officers suspended after committee submitted inquiry report on Murree tragedy

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LAHORE: Following a short delay within the submission of the inquiry report by the five-member probe committee on the Murree tragedy, 15 officers have been suspended for not performing their duties which led to the catastrophe. 

The members of the probe committee had submitted their findings to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday.

Addressing a press convention, the chief minister revealed the main points of the findings of the report and stated that 15 officers, together with Rawalpindi’s deputy commissioner, have been suspended and disciplinary motion has been ordered in opposition to them.

Buzdar additionally talked about that whereas an investigation into the matter remains to be underway disciplinary motion has been ordered in opposition to these 15 officers over the Murree tragedy as “concerned authorities were unable to perform their duties.”

“The government has fulfilled its promise of a transparent inquiry into the Murree tragedy,” Buzdar stated, including the inquiry report has highlighted shortcomings of the authorities.

It is pertinent to say right here {that a} five-member inquiry committee, arrange in reference to the Murree tragedy, ready a report which was introduced to the Punjab CM.

Based on the suggestions of the report, the Murree assistant commissioner has additionally been suspended together with Murree’s assistant superintendent of police (ASP).

Buzdar additional stated that the Rawalpindi chief site visitors officer (CTO), Traffic deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Murree divisional forest officer, Murree district emergency officer, Murree Rescue 1122 in cost and Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) director have additionally been suspended and disciplinary motion has been ordered in opposition to them, he added.

What occurred?

On January 8, 23 folks had died resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning whereas being caught of their vehicles as 1000’s of vacationer autos ended up being stranded in Murree resulting from heavy snowfall.

It must be recalled that following the tragic incident, the Punjab authorities had declared Murree as a calamity-hit space after heavy snowfall wreaked havoc on the town.

According to the native administration of Murree, rain and blizzards had been forecast round Murree, with thunderstorms at a pace of 50-90 kmph together with heavy snowfall.

Furthermore, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had additionally reprimanded on Thursday the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and stated it was chargeable for the Murree tragedy.

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