Islamabad High Court (IHC) conducted a hearing on the petition filed against the responsible personnel for Murree incident.
During the hearing, Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that NDMA is such a huge department, have they even held a meeting. There must have been a proper management plan to avoid any incident like Murree tragedy”, Chief Justice added.
The IHC also summoned the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) officials on immediate basis.
It is to be noted that a few days back, at least 23 people had lost their lives while being trapped in their vehicles after snowstorm in Murree and other northern areas of the country.
Over 100,000 cars had entered the scenic town of Murree in the past few days to see the unusually heavy snowfalls, causing an enormous traffic jam on roads leading in and out of the town.
Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered an inquiry and put in place strong regulation to ensure prevention of such tragedies.