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President visits Gayari sector

Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari today visited Gayari Sector in Siachen to express his solidarity and to monitor the search and rescue efforts which were underway at the site where the defenders of Pak frontiers were hit by the avalanche.

The President during his visit had an aerial view of the search and rescue activities being undertaken by the army personnel. Later he was given a detailed briefing about the activities underway by Force Command Northern Areas (FCNA) Commander Major Gen Ikram-ul-Haq.

The President appreciated the efforts that were being made by Pak Army in search and rescue operation.

While paying glowing tributes to the valiant soldiers, he said that the whole nation is indebted to these sons of the soil and prays for them from the very core of their hearts.

He directed that all available resources by utilised to further expedite the operation in view of any possible snow slides due to temperature rise and that the Presidency be kept informed about the progress in the rescue operation.

Earlier, upon his arrival at Skardu Airport, the President who was accompanied by Interior Minister Rehman Malik was received by Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Pir Karam Ali Shah, Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah, Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Corp Commander of the area.

The President plans to return later in the day.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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