Monday May 22 2017

Fourth Pakistani scales Mount Everest

ISLAMABAD: Col (retd) Abdul Jabbar Bhatti has become the fourth Pakistani to successfully scale Mount Everest.

Col (retd) Bhatti achieved this remarkable feat at 14:30 local time on Sunday. He is the first Pakistani from Punjab to scale Mount Everest.

The other three Pakistanis Nazir Sabir, Hassan Sadpara and Samina Baig to climb Mount Everest belong to the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Nazir Sabir climbed Mount Everest in 2000, becoming the first Pakistani to do so. Hassan Sadapara who passed away in 2016 climbed the world’s highest peak 2011. Samina Baig the first Pakistani woman to climb the mountain did so in 2013.