The Government of Punjab has imposed emergency in Murree after at least 16 people died of the extreme cold, while in their cars, during the snowstorm.

However, as per some reports most people did not die of cold, but because of the fumes from their car heater.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed officials to open the government’s offices and rest houses for the stranded tourists amid chaos and an emergency situation in Murree.

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Army and Rangers have also been called in Murree for rescue operations.

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Moreover, the government has appealed to people to postpone their plan to visit Murree.

Rawalpindi Police have also issued a travel route for all tourists visiting Murree.