PR No. 296 Islamabad

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) attended as Chief Guest ‘Mount Everest Day 2017? organized by the Embassy of Nepal in Pakistan in collaboration with Serena Hotels. The event is organized since 2014 to highlight the importance of the world’s tallest peak for Nepal and the mountaineers all around the world.

The Minister presented souvenir to Mr. Nazir Sabir in recognition of the pride he brought to Pakistan as he is the first Pakistani to scale the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest on 17th May 2000. The Minister also praised the efforts of renowned Pakistani mountaineers Hassan Sadpara and Samina Baig who scaled Mount Everest. He said that mountaineering is a healthy sport which also highlights the issues of the mountain communities.

Nazir Sabir also recounted his fascinating experiences which he came across while climbing atop the Mount Everest. Mr. Nazir who, hails from a beautiful valley of Hunza situated along Karakoram Highway in Gilgit Baltistan, said that mountaineering is a spiritual experience for him, much more than a sport. He said that Pakistani mountain communities share a common bond with the mountain communities of Nepal and Bhutan. He said that Nepal is second home to him and he frequently visits the country.

Ambassador of Nepal in Pakistan, H. E. Ms. Sewa Lamsal Adhikari, diplomatic community, distinguished summiteers, mountaineering lovers and related NGOs were present at the event.