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Sirbaz Khan, Abdul Joshi become first Pakistanis to summit Nepal’s 8,091m Annapurna peak

This is the first Pakistani expedition on Mt Annapurna which aimed to honour late Pakistani mountaineer and high-altitude porter (HAP) Muhammad Ali Sadpara

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Sirbaz Khan and Abdul Joshi have become the first Pakistani climbers to summit Nepal’s 8,091m Annapurna peak.
the duo after two unsuccessful attempts was lucky to achieve the milestone at 1:17 pm on Friday.

 According to details shared by their teammates on social media, Sirbaz and Joshi after overcoming “tons of snow” and a thunderstorm, were standing on top of Annapurna on Friday.

Joshi, Khan, expedition manager Saad Munawar and photographer Kamran had left for Nepal earlier this month.

In a social media post, Saad Munawar said: “GREEN FLAG RAISED AT THE SUMMIT 🇵🇰

With the grace of ALLAH SWT, Pakistani climbers Sirbaz Khan and Abdul Joshi summited Mt Annapurna at 1.30 pm on 16th April 2021. Communicating via radio sets, both climbers thanked the nation and asked for prayers for a safe return.

This is Pakistan’s first-ever summit of Mt Annapurna. Mt Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world. This is not the success of 2 climbers only but the whole Pakistani Mountaineering community. The time has come for our Unsung Heroes to get the respect, recognition, and appreciation that they deserve.
We thank ALLAH SWT for this historic achievement. We also thank the whole Pakistani nation for their generous support and heartfelt prayers.

Now we pray that our heroes return back to basecamp safe and sound.

All praises be to ALLAH and Him only.

Pakistan Zindabad.”

 

This is the first Pakistani expedition on Mt Annapurna aimed to honour late Pakistani mountaineer and high-altitude porter (HAP) Muhammad Ali Sadpara.

 

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.