The snowfall was witnessed on the heights of Jabal Al-Lawz in the city of Tabuk, on Saturday, as a result of a cold air mass rushing towards the region, which reduced surface temperatures to nearly zero degrees Celsius.
Imran Khan has ordered an inquiry into the Murree tragedy, which will find answers to many questions that are key to the calamity and mainly pertain to the role of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and the Rawalpindi commissioner.
Police said some 700 vehicles were pulled from the snow and the remaining stranded tourists were taken to safety on Saturday night. Most were taken to one of five military-run relief camps and provided with medication and hot meals.
Police reported that at least eight people had frozen to death in their cars, while it was not immediately clear if others had died from asphyxiation after inhaling exhaust fumes in snow-bound vehicles.
The celebrities shared the news on social media and expressed their shock and horror. However, many tweeps condemned people who are sharing heartwrenching videos from the tourist site.
Heavy snow is rare in the city, so children went out into the streets to watch the flakes falling and hurl snowballs at each other.
Few children would be as hapless and vulnerable as the kids in Afghanistan. The years of conflict in that country has seen hundreds of thousands of lives lost and many more injured. Now children are at the receiving end, bearing the brunt of the impact.
More than 50 flights were also cancelled on Sunday due to freezing fog. Train and bus services in London were also severely affected after the dump of around four inches of snow overnight. Some schools were also shut.
Heavy snow, accompanied by thunderstorms, blanketed the coastal city of Alexandria in Egypt on Monday prompting authorities to suspend classes and activities as a precautionary measure. Local residents said that it is the first snowfall in almost a decade.