SKARDU: PML-N president Nawaz Sharif after visiting the site of the avalanche in the Gayari sector called on the governments of Pakistan and India to withdraw their forces from Siachen. Nawaz said the first step should be taken by Pakistan.
Speaking to the media, Nawaz said the present government did not have the will or the capability to fight terrorism. “Immediate attention needs to be given to terrorism and its elimination.”
Earlier Nawaz Sharif arrived in Gayari via helicopter from Skardu. The PML-N president received a briefing on the rescue operation from Corp Commander Lt. General Khalid Nawaz and Forces Commander Major General Akram ul Haq.
Nawaz Sharif also distributed cheques worth Rs500,000 to the families of the affected soldiers in Skardu.