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Death toll from snowfall: PM abandons engagements, Army chief Expressed Grief.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed their deep sorrow and grief over the deaths and devastation caused by snow and land sliding in AJK and Balochistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to provide all the victims all kinds of assistance on an emergency basis.

In one of his tweets, the Prime Minister said that he has issued instructions to the National Disaster Management Authority, the army and all federal ministries to tackle natural disasters to ensure emergency relief to the public.

On the other hand, sources say that Prime Minister Imran Khan has given up all his political engagements after the loss from snow and land sliding and will visit the affected areas of Azad Kashmir tomorrow.

According to sources, Kashmir Minister Ali Amin Gandapur will be accompanied by the Prime Minister during the visit.

The Prime Minister will review the disaster relief activities in the affected areas and will also meet the affected families.

On the other hand, according to Intersource Public Relations (ISPR), Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa also expressed his condolences to the bereaved families of AJK and Balochistan.

According to the ISPR, the Army Chief has expressed regret over the loss of lives due to landsliding in the Valley.

The Army Chief also directed the Pak Army to assist the civil administration in rescue and relief operations.

ISPR says Army helicopters are engaged in rescue operations in Sharda, Sugran, Bakwal and Taubat in Azad Kashmir and Pak army teams are evacuating people trapped in the snow.

Army doctors and paramedics are conducting rescue operations in the affected areas, while tents, blankets, medicines and food are also being transported to the victims.

It is to be noted that snowfall in Azad Kashmir and Balochistan over the past few days has caused devastation and 83 people have been killed in various accidents.

In Azad Kashmir, 62 people have been killed in accidents during rains and snowfall.

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