RAWALPINDI: The Pakistani military rescued 22 students on Monday who had been stranded in a snow-covered area of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) in the past five days, said a statement from the army’s media branch.
The students – 13 boys and nine girls – from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) went to the Rattu ski resort to ski, but were blocked there due to heavy snowfall and landslides, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
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The rescue operation was carried out on the instructions of the Chief of the Defense Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, shortly after the LUMS administration sought help from the army .
The students were brought to Rawalpindi in an army helicopter and are “on their way to their homes,” added ISPR