A rescue operation is being carried out and rescue teams so far have managed to save two out of the eight students and their teacher stranded in midair on a chairlift for several hours in Battagram’s Tehsil Alai.
According to the details, the rescue operation is being carried out in a ‘very careful and deliberate manner’ by the SSGC commandos.
Parents are watching the game of life and death of their children from below. May Allah not put anyone to such a test , It's been 9 hours, the children are stuck in the #chairlift at a height of 2000 meters #Battagram , The prayers of the entire nation are with our youth. May… pic.twitter.com/zyFP24dhaI— Adv. Mian Omer🇵🇰 (@Iam_Mian) August 22, 2023
The Pakistan Army was contacted by Commissioner Hazara Sultan Aamir for helicopter support to rescue the stranded schoolchildren and teacher.
Furthermore, all arrangements have been made to continue the operation in the nighttime and SSG commandos have provided food and medicine to everyone stuck in the chairlift.
The chairlift has been stuck in midair since 7 am in the morning and two ropes of the chairlift have already been broken.
The names of the eight people, which includes seven schoolchildren and one teacher are Irfan Omraiz, Osama Sharif, Rizwan Ullah, Attaullah, Niaz Zaib, Sher Nawaz, Gulfraz and Abrar.
Meanwhile, Caretaker Prime Minister, Anwaar ul Haq has ordered immediate closure of chairlifts in dilapidated condition and directed immediate rescue operation for the eight people trapped in a chairlift at Pashto area in Battagram.
He has also directed to ensure safety arrangements on all such chairlifts in the hilly areas.