The authorities have decided to extend the travel ban from Islamabad to Murree for another 24 hours. The announcement was made by Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat on Twitter.
Taking to Twitter, the Islamabad Deputy Commissioner informed that the travel ban from Islamabad to Murree was being extended for another 24 hours. “No unnecessary visitor / tourist will be allowed to go beyond Murree Road / Bara Kahu.” said the Deputy Commissioner.
اسلام آباد کے راستوں سے مری کے سفر پر پابندی میں مزید 24 گھنٹے کی توسیع کر دی گئی۔ کسی بھی غیر ضروری وزیٹر / سیاح کو مری روڈ/ بارہ کہو سے آگے جانے کی اجازت نہیں ہوگی۔ براہ کرم ہدایات پر عمل کیجئے ۔ تکلیف کے لیے معذرت خواہ ہیں— Office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) January 9, 2022
The Tweet also urged the public to follow the instructions issued by the government as several people have lost their lives in the calamity-hit Murree over the weekend.
At least 22 tourist have lost their lives over the weekend as a result of carbon-monoxide poisoning while being trapped in their vehicles due to heavy snowfall which hit the Murree Hill Station. According to new reports, there were more than 100,000 vehicles that entered the city over the weekend and several tourist became stranded in their vehicles.
However, all the main roads in Murree have been cleared up for all types of traffic as per the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday, while efforts for evacuation the stranded tourists are underway. The ISPR said that after clearance of main roads, the army engineers were now focusing on clearing up the road links.