Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday lashed out at the PTI-led government and held it responsible for the Murree tragedy that claimed the lives of 23 people after their vehicles ended up being stranded in heavy snowfall.

In a statement, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly said that the “horrific Murree tragedy has proved that there is no functional government in the country.

“Only incompetency, impassivity, cruelty, and oppression are prevalent in this country.”

He urged the government to reveal the facts and figures about the deaths and inform the masses of the current situation of Murree so that a strategy could be devised accordingly.

Shehbaz expressed his concern over the reports of stranded tourists in snow and said that per the reports, thousands of vehicles are still stranded in Murree and Galiat. 

“The government should ensure everyone stranded in Murree reaches their homes safely,” he said.

The PML-N president criticised the government for issuing statements and holding citizens responsible for the incident. 

The government should perform its administrative responsibilities instead of shifting the blame on citizens, he added.

He also lauded the residents of Murree for helping the stranded tourists.

Shehbaz expressed sympathy with the families of those who lost their lives in the storm, adding that this tragedy has hurt the nation badly.

“If precaution were taken on time, it would not have been turned into such tragedy,” he concluded. 


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