Sultan of Swing and former legendary cricketer Wasim Akram has said that he prays for the families affected by the Murree tragedy.
Wasim Akram has expressed his sorrow over the tragedy in Murree on micro-blogging website Twitter.
He wrote in his tweet that “his family, like the whole of Pakistan, is praying for the lives lost in the Murree tragedy.”
The former Pakistani bowler further wrote that “the scenes of the families trapped in the unexpected snowfall in Murree are heartbreaking”.
“We were not prepared to welcome more tourism in such a situation,” he added.
Wasim Akram termed the Murree tragedy as a complete disaster for Pakistan.
It is to be noted that the number of people trapped in vehicles during the snowfall in Kohsar Murree has risen to 23.
The government declared Murree a disaster area and declared a state of emergency, while rescue workers are carrying out relief work.
Relief work has intensified in Murree, Kohsar after the snowfall stopped. All major highways of Murree have been cleared for traffic.
In this regard, the police spokesman said that 600 to 700 vehicles were evacuated from Murree last night.
Heavy snowfall in Murree caused 20 to 25 big trees to fall, while all the tourists were evacuated before nightfall.
More than 500 families have been evacuated in the last 24 hours.
Police are present on the routes coming from Rawalpindi to Murree. The routes will remain closed even today.
However, despite the rapid pace of relief work, tourists are not satisfied with the administration’s response.