Zardari calls off visit to avalanche site

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Nine days after 138 people were buried by an avalanche at a Pakistani army camp in the Siachen sector, rescuers continued their search amidst harsh weather that forced President Asif Ali Zardari to call off a visit to the site on Monday.

The search operation at Gyari was continuing round the clock “against heavy odds” and amidst “very harsh” weather that was posing serious challenges to men and machines, the Pakistani military said in a statement.

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