Heavy rains and extreme cold weather in Pakistan have killed over 40 people, disrupted traffic and halted people’s daily lives.

The official added that tourists were prohibited from entering the mountain terminal for the next two days.

Roughly 1.000 cars got stuck in Murree as authorities launched a major rescue from the stranded people, with local residents providing food and blankets to help them fight the cold.

At least 20 other people have been killed in other parts of Pakistan due to extreme weather, the official said.

Rescuers said nine people had been killed and ten others injured on Friday and Saturday in North-Western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Eleven people also died, and dozens were wounded, in heavy rains in Punjab and Baluchistan provinces.

Officials from the Pakistani Army, Navy and Frontier Corps are assisting local governments in rescue and relief in areas affected.

Pakistan Meteorological Department

The Pakistan Meteorological Department , is an autonomous and independent institution tasked with providing weather forecasts and public warnings concerning weather for protection, (wikipedia)

Frontier Corps

The Frontier Corps , is a paramilitary force of Pakistan that is currently stationed in the provinces of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, (wikipedia)

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