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Gojal: Pak Army chopper evacuates 150 stranded students from Gulmit

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Gulmit, February 2: A Pakistan Army MI-17 helicopter evacuated around 150 stranded students from Gulmit, the Tehsil Headquarters of Gojal Valley. The chopper made five sorties and dropped the students at the Aliabad town of central Hunza.

Hundreds of people were stranded in the Gojal Valley due to suspension of boat service, which is the only means of transportation available for the people since January 2010.

The surface of the lake had frozen making it impossible for the boat operators to transport the passengers.

According to sources the Pakistan Army plans to make similar sorties in the future to evacuate more passengers.

The local people have appreciated the Pakistan Army for helping them in the time of dire need.


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  1. Good news that the Army choper helped the stranded students and ailing persons from Gojal and people at Ali Abad to their homes, it is not the permanent solution of the extreme transportation problem, The people need an easy excess on routine bases.

  2. Nice Effort by Pak Army and speaker GBLA.This should not be a one time activity instead they should respond in such emergency situation. This will help to reduce the sufferings of the stranded people of Gojal. We are still waiting from health secretary for the water boat ambulance to evacuate critical patients towards Gilgit and the placement of Doctor at Gulmit Hospital is still a dream. The minister for health is even not concerned to talk about the worse health scenario of the area.

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