Can't connect right now! retry
Thursday Aug 22 2019

Paraglider falls to death in Chitral

Picture from October 2013 shows paraglider Shiraz Nasir taking off from Zani Pass, in Bunni area of Chitral altitude of 11,200 feet.—Photo: Shiraz Nasir/Facebook

CHITRAL: A paraglider hailing from Lahore died after his glider fell into Dolomos area due to gusty winds, authorities said on Wednesday.

Local police said paraglider Khawaja Shiraz Nasir, 35, was flying from Moghlasht to Charira in his glider when it fell from high altitude due to stormy winds.

Nasir's backbone was fractured due to the impact and was rushed to DHQ hospital but he died on the way.

Picture shows Shiraz Nasir taking paragliding on one of his trips to mountainous northern Pakistan.—Photo: Shiraz Nasir/Facebook

Khawaja Shiraz Nasir was the son of Major (Retd) Shahid Nasir and television actor Sumbul Shahid, and a nephew of popular TV artist Bushra Ansari.

A close friend of Nasir said the deceased was associated with paragliding since ten years and was the founder and chief executive of Adventure Travel Pakistan, a Lahore-based tour operating company specialising in mountaineering expeditions.

The deceased used to bring scores of tourists to Chitral and other northern areas in Pakistan for adventurous activities. His body was later sent to Lahore through an ambulance.

Hindu Kush Paragliding Association expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the death of Nasir and prayed for eternal peace to his soul.