Opposition takes govt to job over Murree tragedy


MURREE/
KARACHI/
LAHORE:

Opposition leaders, Shehbaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari amongst others, censured the incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities on Saturday over its response to the tragedy that unfolded in Murree.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif stated that the deaths of the vacationers in Murree was a tragic incident and the federal government’s administrative incompetence and prison negligence was guilty for it.

A rescue operation was underway after not less than 20 vacationers, stranded of their automobiles, succumbed to the acute climate throughout a snowstorm on the night time of January 7.

Prime Minister Imran Khan stated he was ‘shocked’ and ‘upset’ by the tragedy in Murree as he ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Expressing grief over the deaths of the vacationers, Sharif questioned why the individuals weren’t rescued and brought to secure locations “when the federal government knew that the residents have been trapped on this bitter chilly.

He stated the incident was an indication that the federal government did even not have the executive capability to manage site visitors in Murree and Galyat areas.

“Why does the government have the right to stay in power If it does not have the capacity to manage even a thousand vehicles? Why did the government know that the tourists were flocking to the area in such large numbers? Where was the administration… why did it not make advance arrangements?” the PML-N chief stated as he bombarded the federal government with questions.

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“Imran Niazi does not have moral courage,” he stated, calling for dismissal of “the minister and his subordinates responsible for this serious criminal negligence”. “Someone ought to be held chargeable for this unjust calamity,” he stated.

The opposition chief added that the federal government’s prison silence on the incident was tantamount to committing a cardinal sin. “This is not death; this is murder!” he remarked.

Shehbaz stated that his heartfelt sympathies and condolences have been with the bereaved households.

“May Allah Almighty place the deceased in mercy and give patience to the bereaved,” he prayed.

On the opposite hand, Pakistan Peoples’ Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated that the tragedy may have been prevented had the vacationers been knowledgeable of the climate forecast in time.

The PPP chief expressed sorrow and condoled the deaths of the vacationers, including that the entire nation was mourning the tragic incident. He urged the native administration to take instant steps to assist the stranded individuals.

‘PM chargeable for Murree deaths’

Meanwhile, PML-N’s Punjab President Rana Sanaullah additionally held the premier chargeable for the deaths in Muree.

Speaking to the media at Aiwan-e-Adl, the place the Lahore Bar Association (LBA)’s elections have been in progress, Sanaullah claimed that politicians served their power in making tall claims and portraying a rosey image quite than taking concrete measures to rescue the harmless guests trapped within the heavy snowfall in Murree.

Lambasting Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid, he stated that the minister appeared on TV screens solely after some channels began reporting on the gory .

“Sheikh Rashid then informed of the measures they were going to take to rescue the people. I ask him where he was when they were crying for help throughout the night,” the PML-N chief noticed.

He additional known as for an FIR to be registered in opposition to officers who confirmed in negligence tackling the scenario.

“I am at a loss to understand the government’s inefficiency; rather than constricting people from entering Murree they seemed to be informing them that around a hundred thousand vehicles have entered the hill station. No reasonable measures were taken to pull out the trapped people,” he added

With further inout from Rana Yasif.

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