In the aftermath of the Battagram tragedy, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar ordered the immediate shutdown of chairlifts that are in bad condition and do not fulfil safety regulations.
According to the details, while directing the immediate rescue of eight people trapped in a chairlift in Battagram, caretaker PM Anwarul Haq Kakar has directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and relevant authorities to use all available resources.
Anwarul Haq Kakar has also mandated that all chairlifts in mountainous locations be equipped with strict safety measures. He has ordered that chairlifts that are in bad condition and do not fulfil safety criteria be shut down immediately.
Furthermore, Anwarul Haq Kakar has directed that all chairlifts in hilly locations employ ensured safety procedures.
He has also demanded that chairlifts that do not meet the required safety and operational criteria be shut down immediately.
It is worth noting that a Pakistan Army chopper arrived in Battagram, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to rescue kids and teachers who had become stranded in midair after the rope of a chairlift travelling over a river snapped in the Allai Jhangray Pashto area.
A rescue mission would be carried out in a “very careful and deliberate manner” following aircraft reconnaissance, according to a government statement.
According to reports, the chairlift got stuck in Battagram’s Tehsil Alai, leaving eight pupils and their instructor stranded in midair for several hours.
Earlier, Commissioner Hazara Sultan Aamir stated that he had asked the KP government and the Pakistan Army for helicopter assistance in rescuing the stranded students and teachers.