ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Tuesday said that the people are still trying to go to Murree, rescue operation to get the stuck vehicles out is still underway.
He said the government had planned to explore new tourist spots in a bid to revitalize the tourism industry and project a positive image of country globally through modern means of communication.
Rashid said that there was a dire need to explore almost 10 to 15 new tourist spots to create options for travellers.
The record-breaking snowfall occurred after decades in Murree which created such a challenging situation, he said, adding, we would ensure proper management in the future.
The minister further said that the situation in Murree was consistently being monitored and till this evening all routes would be cleared.
He said that the situation would be under control if public show their cooperation and stop moving towards Murree.
Replying to a question, the interior minister also criticized the irresponsible behaviour of the opposition that they were playing politics on the tragedy instead of extending a helping hand.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government has launched a crackdown on hotels charging massive rents and selling food at exorbitant prices to stranded tourists during the Murree snowfall tragedy.
Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi directed authorities to seal a hotel allegedly charging Rs20,000 a night from stranded tourists on the day of the incident. The district administration took action after a receipt of a private hotel charging exorbitant rents for rooms went viral on social media.