PM Imran Khan arrives in Azad Kashmir to visit snow-hit areas

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has landed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir where he will visit the snow-hit areas and meet the affected people on Wednesday.

PM Imran Khan, accompanied by Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur arrived in AJK to personally monitor the relief work. The prime minister is also scheduled to meet the families affected in avalanche. Meanwhile, the prime minister has directed to immediately provide all humanitarian assistance on an emergency footing to the people affected by land sliding in AJK.

Earlier in the day, at least 61 people died after an avalanche had hit Neelum Valley, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The deputy commissioner Neelum Valley had said more than 61 bodies had been retrieved so far, while several others were feared missing.

He had said the troops of the Pakistan Army had reached the area to carry out the relief and rescue operation, while helicopters were also being used in the relief and rescue operation.

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