Gilgit-Baltistan:President Directed to Launch a Full Fledge Operation in Giari

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Islamabad: Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday directed authorities to launch a full-fledge operation for the rescue of 135 army personnel buried under an avalanche in Giari sector of Siachen, sources said on Sunday.

On his return from India’s visit, Zardari telephoned Force Command Northern Areas (FCNA) Commander Major Gen Ikram-ul-Haq and inquired him about the progress of rescue operations in the area.

The president directed FCNA commander to utilize all available resources in order to rescue the personnel.

Zardari also contacted Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Mehdi Shah via telephone and directed him to provide assistance to the Northern Command.

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