PAF rescue, relief operations in full swing at Murree, Galiyat

Mobile operators start offering free calling in Murree, Galiyat: PTA


ISLAMABAD, the rescue and relief operations for the evacuation of snow storm-stranded tourists in Murree and Galyat on Sunday were in full swing by Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

During the rescue operations, PAF personnel have shifted more than 100 persons including women and kids at PAF Bases Kalabagh and Lower Topa to facilitate the sufferers during this testing time, said a PAF media release.

“Shelter, food, and medical facilities are being provided round the clock to the affected families by the rescue teams of PAF officers and airmen,” it said.

Meanwhile, on the directions of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the cellular mobile operators have extended free calling facility on their own network to users with zero balance, stranded in Murree and Galliat areas.

“In view of an emergency situation in Murree and Galliat areas, the mobile phone users, currently present in these areas with no balance, have immediately been provided with free on-net calling facility,” said a PTA in a statement issued here on Sunday.

The users had been asked to contact their concerned operators for more information.

Moreover, PTA has also directed all telecom operators to ensure uninterrupted services to users and keep enough backup arrangements in case of power outages.


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