Shahbaz, Bilawal slam govt for ‘criminal negligence’ in Murree incident
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed sorrow over the deaths of tourists in Murree as heavy snowfall led to a chaotic situation in the hill station.
Terming the incident as “criminal negligence” on part of the administration, Shahbaz Sharif said the event has exposed the incumbent government, which “cannot even handle a traffic situation”.
The PML-N president questioned that when the government “knew” that such heavy snowfall would hit the area, then why did it not make arrangements to save the people.
“Does this government deserve to be in power if it cannot handle 1,000 cars? If tourists were headed towards [Murree] in such huge numbers, then why did the government not know about it? Was the administration asleep?”
Shahbaz Sharif said if the incumbent government cannot rescue stranded people, then how can it rid the country of inflation. “Imran Niazi has no moral courage, so at least ministers and their subordinates responsible for this serious criminal negligence should be dismissed.”
For his part, Bilawal Bhutto said the entire nation was saddened over the unfortunate incident in Murree, as he expressed sorrow over the demise of the people.
“It would have been better had [the administration] informed the tourists about the weather situation in Murree […] the administration should immediately begin rescue services for the tourists,” he added.
President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday expressed sorrow over loss of precious lives in snow storm in Murree and other northern areas.