Ali Sadpara declared dead; FM Qureshi deeply grieved over climbers’ loss

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

18th Feb, 2021. 10:53 pm
ALI Sadpara Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Missing climbers Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Iceland’s John Snorri Sigurjónsson and Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto were officially declared dead on Thursday in a press conference attended by the families of the climbers in Skardu.

In this regard, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi felt deep grief over the loss of the bravest soul, Ali Sadpara and his companions.

Taking to Twitter, FM Qureshi wrote, “Rest in peace. Your spirit, passion, grit & determination in the face of every kind of hardship leaves behind a rich legacy, inspiring generations. #AliSadpara, pride of Pakistan. My prayers & condolences are with the families of the departed.”

On the other hand, President Dr Arif Alvi expressed his deepest condolences to Ali Sadpara’s family, after the mountaineer was declared dead by his family members.

In a tweet, the President wrote, “I express my condolences to Ali Sadpara’s family. May Allah grant this brave man eternal place in Jannah. He battled nature with strength, fortitude and heroism. Condolences to the families & citizens, of Iceland’s John Snorri Sigurjónsson & Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto.”

Who Is Muhammad Ali Sadpara?

Muhammad Ali Sadpara, known as the bravest climbing hero of Pakistan, hails from a small village in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan. Lacking better training opportunities, he began his hobby of mountaineering as a porter and travelled with certified mountaineering teams but only went to the last base camp with their luggage and returned.

After that, Sadpara started his journey and climbed many famous peaks. In 2019, he climbed the world’s fifth-highest peak at 8,485 meters in Nepal. He is the first Pakistani mountaineer to have climbed seven mountain peaks above 8,000 meters in the world.

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