Talking throughout a session of the Nationwide Meeting, Shahbaz condemned the “mismanagement” on a part of the federal government that, in accordance with him, led to the tragic deaths.
It ought to be recalled that on Saturday evening, greater than 20 vacationers died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Murree after their automobiles obtained caught in heavy snow.
“Twenty-three individuals misplaced their lives within the tragic incident, whereas vacationers have been caught in snow for greater than 20 hours however nobody bothered to assist them,” Shahbaz mentioned.
He added that individuals saved calling for assist however neither the site visitors police nor another physique was there to help them.
“The Murree tragedy was nothing however an administrative failure and it demonstrates the incompetency and prison negligence of the incumbent authorities,” he mentioned.
He additional mentioned that it was not the primary time that Murree obtained heavy snowfall and this time, snowstorms had been forecast, so the authorities involved may have taken preventative measures beforehand.
Referring to the Federal Minister of Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry’s earlier assertion during which he appreciated the “enhance in Murree’s tourism,” Shahbaz mentioned: “When the tragic incident occurred a ‘Neru’ was sleeping in Islamabad, whereas the opposite one was busy rigging Punjab’s native physique elections.”
Shahbaz mentioned that yearly, thousands and thousands of vacationers go to Murree and a street map of preventive measures was additionally given to the hill station’s administration however the “authorities handled the Murree challenge in the identical method because it did to destroy the nation’s financial system.”
The PML-N president criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s assertion during which he mentioned that the district administration was unprepared to take care of the state of affairs.
“If the administration was not ready for the state of affairs, then what are you doing? Resign from the publish and return dwelling,” Shahbaz mentioned.
The Opposition chief additional added that the “nation is not going to pardon the federal government for its prison negligence.”