Gilgit, March 4: Four people, including Col Dr. Muhammad Tairq Astori, his wife Dr. Andaleeb and their two children died in a highly tragic accident on the the Karakuram Highway, near Dassu, Kohistan.
According to details the family was travelling from Rawalpindi to Gilgit to attend funeral of a relative. Their car faced a fatal accident near the Lotar area of Dasu, on the KKH, and all four members of the family died on the spot.
It is pertinent to note that Dr. Andaleeb was daughter of Justice Khursheed, Chairman of the Northern Areas Chief Court, Gilgit. She was working at the Poly Clinic Hospital, Islamabad. Col Dr. Tariq Astori was serving in medical corps of the Pakistan Army.
People have expressed shock over the tragic accident and termed death of the professional physicians as a heavy loss for the Gilgit – Baltistan region.