Pakistan’s Geological Experts Visit Torkham landslide site


Ashrafuddin Pirzada
TORKHAM: On the directives of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, a five-member geological survey team from Pakistan visited the Torkham border and inspected the landslide site, officials said on Monday.

Deputy Commissioner of Khyber Abdul Nasir Khan said that the geological experts would soon present a report of the Torkham Landsliding to the prime minister of Pakistan.

Abdul Nasir Khan said the geological survey team was led by the director of a geological survey in Pakistan Saman Saddiq. He said the team collected samples and 1 finding of the Torkham landslide happened twice in one week.

“The team will assess the current situation of the hill that slides twice in one week and will give a report to the Prime Minister”, said deputy commissioner Abdul Basir Khan. He added that
It may be added here that huge landslides happened last week in Torkham in which eight people were killed while more than 25 loaded containers were buried under the heap of land sliding.
The rescue operation continued on eight days of landslides in the Torkham border.

The Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Haji Ghulam Ali, and Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan also visited the landslide site and pledged to compensate the truck owners and those who lost their lives. However, the government has not yet announced official compensation.