Severe winter weather has claimed more than 60 lives and several are still stuck in harsh weather in Quetta, Azad Kashmir, Neelum Valley and different parts of Pakistan. In this horrible situation, Suleman Khan, a young man hailing from Kachlak area in Quetta, emerged as the hero of nation. He reached the stranded passengers through his landcruiser and saved lives of more than a 100 people through his heroic efforts.
Khan not only rescued several passengers through his own car, he also opened his home to them for food and shelter. His generosity not ended here, he also For those who needed fuel for their vehicles, Khan paid for it from his own pocket. Khan also helped those whose cars broke down due to intense snowfall, even to the extent that he provided them fuel with his own resources.
Khan while talking to local news channel said that, “I did everything for the will of God. I saw that people were stuck the avalanche and had I not helped them, they probably wouldn’t have returned alive. I had been trying to help them since 2pm however officials arrived around 12am”.
At least 62 people have been killed and more are missing after avalanches and landslides hit Pakistan-administered Kashmir over the past three days. The region’s Neelum Valley was particularly hard hit, with many people left cut off from help.
While the area is prone to weather disasters, the current toll is one of the deadliest in recent history. The harsh weather has also killed dozens in other parts of Pakistan, and in India and Afghanistan.
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17 November, 2019