Pakistan Army has rescued 10 tourists from Deosai National Park in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on Thursday.

According to sources, the tourists including a foreigner cyclist woman, four local tourists and five wildlife employees were trapped in Deosai after heavy snowfall hit the region on October 16 and roads became inaccessible.

According to GB spokesman Faizullah Furaq, the administration was requested the Pakistan Army to provide helicopters for the rescue operation.

He said that the Pakistan Army and GB government carried out a joint-operation and rescued the tourists. Northern Areas Force Commander Major General Ahsan Mehmood monitored the whole rescue operation and also issued orders to army for opening all blocked roads in the region.

They ensured that sufficient food supplies and warm clothing are available to the stranded tourists and locals and assured them their safe return. During the rescue mission, the commanders landed at Bara Pani and Kala Pani and evacuated one of the tourists to Skardu.

Currently, two bulldozers have been deployed for clearance of the road. The weather conditions in the area are quite harsh as unexpected snowfall has hit the region.