KARACHI: The Murree tragedy has left the country feeling deep sorrow. Several media persons and celebrities shared their condolence messages on their Twitter account. They also asked the citizens to be cautious about travelling to tourist sites in this season.
Popular stars of the Pakistan entertainment industry Saba Qamar and Faisal Qureshi felt shocked about the incident, which claimed 21 lives. Saba and Faisal extended prayers to the deceased souls and their families. Saba also advised everyone to foresee weather conditions before travelling.
I am heartbroken to see images from Murree. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost their loved ones. Please check travel advisory before traveling in extreme weather conditions 💔
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) January 8, 2022
Please pray for departed souls …Receiving sad and disturbing videos of Muree and Galyat. Around 20 people (local tourists) including women and children have died due to extreme weather conditions. Aur jo wahan hain ALLAH pak madad farmaye aur apni amaan mey rakhay ameen
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) January 8, 2022
Armeena Khan, a film and drama actress, lashed out at authorities for the lack of infrastructure and necessary preparations.
Where is the cold weather risk plan to mitigate such risk? This includes regulating traffic and “prepping” infrastructure to receive snowfall with adequate weather warning systems in place. My heart breaks for the families who have lost their loved ones needlessly. #Murree 💔
— Armeena ✨ (@ArmeenaRK) January 8, 2022
Some public figures also urged the people not to share videos of the dead, as the deceased should be respected. Anchorperson Maria Memon, Singer Mustafa Zahid, and former senator of PML-N Ayesha Raza Farooq condemned the resharing of videos of frozen dead bodies.
Some heartless idiot has filmed & shared the video of frozen bodies in Murree. Please do not RT or share it further. Show some goddamn respect to the deceased.
— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) January 8, 2022
Woke up to extremely disturbing news coming from #Murree Please do not share the disturbing videos. May Allah protect us all and give sabr to the families who have lost their loved ones.
— Mustafa Zahid (@Mustafology) January 8, 2022
Request for some empathy and compassion; Let’s not share videos of deceased tourists 🙏🏼
Prayers and thoughts with families of deceased
and with tourists stranded in the snow; may your ordeal be over soon #Murree
— Ayesha Raza Farooq (@AyeshaRaza13) January 8, 2022
Punjab government has imposed emergency in hospitals, Rescue 112, and police authorities. To give refuge to tourists, guesthouses have also been made available by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.