According to the statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), as many as 22 university students who had been stuck in a snowstorm in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Rattu for five days had been rescued by the Pakistan Army.
As per the details, the students, comprising 13 men and nine women, of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) had gone to Rattu for skiing but they were stuck after the roads of the area had been blocked due to heavy snowstorm and land sliding.
The statement by ISPR reads that all the stranded students were airlifted to Rawalpindi and “are on way to their homes.”
The officials of the Pakistan Army started a rescue mission following the orders issued by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to the details, the management of the university had approached the Pakistan Army after reports of students being stuck came on the surface.
All the rescued students issued a video message in which, thanked the Pakistan Army for rescuing them from the snowy area.