May 27

Soldier Muhammad Hussain Funeral Prayer Offered

The funeral prayer of Muhammad Hussain who was buried under the avalanche has been offered.
Muhammad Hussain (Pakistan Army)
According to details, the body of the soldier has been sent to his native village for burial.

The first dead body of one of the one hundred and thirty-nine soldiers who were buried under an avalanche in the Gayari Sector on the seventh of last month was recovered on the fiftieth day of the operation on Saturday.

The rescuers found the body near the check post where the soldiers were present at the time of the tragedy and there are hopes that more bodies will be found nearby.

May 27

Body of one soldier (Muhammad Hussain) recovered from Gayari

SKARDU: Body of one soldier, trapped in Gayari sector of the Siachen glacier some 50 days back, has been recovered.

According to sources, rescue operation is continuing to reach out to the 124 trapped soldiers and 11 civilians hit by an avalanche on April 07.

The body of the solider has been shifted to Gomal Army hospital.

The soldier has been identified as Shaheed Muhammad Hussain who hails from Skardu.

There are reports of recovering of another body but the military sources have not confirmed yet.

Clearance efforts are continuing round the clock since the avalanche hit the camp more than a month ago.

Apr 13

Despite snow storm; rescue operation continues at full pace at Gayari, Siachen

RAWALPINDI: Search and rescue Operation at Gayari continues at its full pace despite severe weather conditions, blizzard and low temperatures.siachen

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the spirit of troops busy in rescue operation is high, who are determined to dig out their valiant comrades from tons of snow.

The low temperature poses serious challenge to the effectiveness of plant equipment too. Disregarding the difficulties posed by 145 ft high pile of snow in the vicinity and extreme cold at the bottom of excavation, the troops are attempting a horizontal tunnel at the base of main excavation site to access suspected location of a structure to reach out to survivors.

The access tracks have been improved. Some infantry troops grouped into small teams continued to be employed on the periphery for search work. The outflow of water channel remains the same.

Apr 10

Rescue operation continues at Siachen

RAWALPINDI: Expert teams from Germany and Switzerland have arrived in Pakistan to take part in the rescue operation at Siachen Glacier where 138 soldiers were buried on Saturday by a massive avalanche that engulfed a military complex in Gayari sector.SiachenThe ISPR has issued a new list of the soldiers buried under the avalanche on its website.

Six German and three Swiss experts are embraced with equipments who are also waiting for weather clearance to proceed to Gayari.

At least 40 feet of snow have been removed so far with the help of heavy machinery to search for the victims.

An ISPR statement said that despite weather hazards, rescue work continues at Gayari. A total of 452 people including 69 civilians are employed on relief efforts. 2 Dozers, 2 JCB (Earth Mover), 3 Excavator and 2 dumpers are working day and night on the site.

Five points have been identified on the site where rescue work is in progress. Two points are being dug with equipment while three points are being dug manually.

Seven members SPD team is using life detection kit and thermal imaging camera during the rescue operation.

It is important to mention here that a team of eight technical experts from the US reached Islamabad on Monday to assist in rescue efforts but could not leave for Gayari due to heavy snowfall.

Apr 09

US rescue team arrives to speed up Siachen operation

US has sent a team of 8 experts to Islamabad to provide technical assistance in rescue operation.
US rescue team arrives to speed up operation in Siachen
A nine-member US experts’ team has arrived in Pakistan to help searching 135 people buried under snow.The US sent a team of experts to help Pakistan search for 135 people buried by a massive avalanche that engulfed a military complex in a mountain battleground close to the Indian border.

Pakistan will consult with the team to determine what help is needed to expedite the rescue operation.

At least 240 Pakistani troops and civilians worked at the site of the disaster at the entrance to the Siachen Glacier with the aid of sniffer dogs and heavy machinery, said the army. But they struggled to dig through some 25 meters (80 feet) of snow, boulders and mud that slid down the mountain early Saturday morning.

Pakistani army chief said the calamity in no way will affect the morale of the troops defending the motherland at the highest battlefield.he also visited the site Sunday to supervise rescue operations.

The American assistance comes at a tense time between the two countries and could help improve relations following American airstrikes in November that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at two posts along the Afghan border.

Abbas, the army spokesman, said the headquarters that was buried was located in an area previously believed to be safe. At an altitude of around 4,500 meters (15,000 feet), it is the main gateway through which troops and supplies pass on their way to more remote outposts.