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Pakistan felicitates Nepalese climbers on first winter K2 ascent


Pakistan has felicitated the team of Nepalese mountaineers for making a history by reaching the world’s second highest mountain peak, K2, in winter.

Located on Pakistan’s side of Karakoram range, K2 is one of the world’s 14 tallest mountains.

In a tweet, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri termed the expedition as one of the most coveted achievements in mountaineering and wished the climbers a safe return from the peak.

The spokesperson said Pakistan is the ultimate destination of mountaineering.

Meanwhile, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur, while congratulating the 10-member Nepali Climbers’ team for reaching the K-2 peak in winter, said Pakistan has enormous potential of winter tourism.

In a statement today, he said the incumbent government is taking all measures to further promote tourism in northern areas of the country.

He assured that the government will provide all facilities to the mountain climbers.


Source: Radio Pakistan

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