The Gilgit Baltistan government has nominated lost climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara for a civil award. The cabinet approved the decision on Tuesday.
Besides nominating the accomplished mountaineer for the national award, they have also announced to make an institution named after him. “Mohammad Ali Sadpara Institute for Adventure Sports, Mountaineering and Rock Climbing” will be constructed to honour his achievements.
The deceased Sadpara’s family will be taken care of as GB government announced to grant the family Rs. 3 million. Sadpara’s son, Sajid, will be provided with a suitable job as well.
On February 18th, missing mountaineers Ali Sadpara and his companions, John Snorri from Iceland JP Mohr from Chile, were declared dead by GB Tourism Minister Raja Nasir.
“Keeping in mind the weather conditions at K2, the Pakistan army, government, and family of the mountaineers have concluded that Ali Sadpara and his comrades have expired,” said GB Minister.
Sadpara’s dream to become a reality
Singer Abrar-ul-Haq had announced to fulfil the dream of the lost mountaineer, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, which was to build a school in his village in Skardu.
Haq said he got to know about Sadpara’s dream from people and hence his organization will fulfill his dream.
“I have just heard the news that Muhammad Ali Sadpara wanted to build a school in his village after his mission,” Abrar wrote, adding, “Therefore we have decided to fulfill his dream and Inshahallah a school will be built in the village of our hero in his memory.”
The singer garnered immense appreciation on social media for taking up the noble cause. Even since his disappearance, calls have been made on social media to honor the lost climber who has under his belt several climbing records.
Sadpara went missing on February 5th during the K2 Winter Expedition 2021. Pakistan Army Aviation, with the help of the Iceland government, concluded a nine-day search operation last week. The trio was attempting to reach the 8,611-meter (28,251 foot) Korakarum-2 summit, commonly known as K-2, without supplemental oxygen to make history. They, however, lost contact with the base camp when they were only 411 meters away from the snow-capped top.
Several social media users have asked the government to announce a national award for him for his services to Pakistan.