Thursday January 13, 2022

IHC Declares State Responsible For Murree Tragedy

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (IHC) Athar Minallah on Thursday declared the state responsible for the Murree tragedy while he ordered the PM to call National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) meeting next week and take action against those who are responsible for the tragedy and submit report till January 21.

The CJ also remarked that those responsible for the Murree tragedy deserve to be hanged, adding that there was no need for inquiry in the case.

A petition seeking action into the Murree tragedy was heard by Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Athar Minallah.

The court then summoned Deputy Attorney General Tayyab Shah to the rostrum. The CJ asked the deputy attorney general what is meant by disaster management.

After being summoned by the IHC bench, the NDMA officials appeared in the court. The Chief Justice summoned them to the rostrum and rebuked them over their failure in protecting the precious lives of the tourists.

The court expressed outrage over the negligence of NDMA officials and questioned them as to who was responsible for the 22 deaths in the tragedy? The performance of NDMA should have been visible to all.

During the hearing, Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that NDMA is such a huge department, have they even held a meeting. There must have been a proper management plan to avoid any incident like Murree tragedy”, Chief Justice added.

Later, the hearing was adjourned until Friday.

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