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.
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.
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.