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Pakistan Army carves path through snowy Burzil Pass

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In a display of unparalleled national service, the Pakistan Army braved biting cold weather to open the snow-clad Burzil Pass for traffic.

Whether it’s natural disasters or emergencies, the armed forces are always the first to respond when the nation is in need. Opening the snow-covered Burzil Pass is another link in this chain of support, as reported on Sunday.

Located 178 km from Gilgit, the Burzil Pass is a critical checkpoint for both the Pakistan Army and the people. This pass sits at an elevation of 13,808 feet above sea level and is covered in snow from October to April.

The 61 villages in the area, which are home to a population of 15,000, rely solely on this pass. Additionally, 50,000 to 60,000 vehicles pass through the Burzil Pass every year.

Despite the pass being closed for January and February this year, Pakistan Army soldiers worked tirelessly day and night in the frigid -30 degree Celsius weather to open the pass.

The residents of the area expressed their gratitude to the Pakistan Army for their unwavering dedication to opening the pass.

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