FO provides update on Pakistan's mountaineer Asad Ali Memon

In his descent from Mount Everest, he got stuck in bad weather

By Web Desk
May 24, 2023
Asad became the only person from the province of Sindh to summit Mount Everest — Alpine Club of Pakistan

Pakistan's mountaineer Asad Ali Memon successfully climbed the Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world at 8,848 metres, on Sunday.

In his descent, he got stuck in bad weather, which left a few injuries including a dislocated hand, a knee injury, and harsh burns, according to his team's press release on Monday night.

"Hopefully, he will recover in a day or two before he flies back to Pakistan," Asad's team added.

In response to media queries regarding evacuation of Asad, the Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "Asad has been evacuated and provided medical care. He is physically safe and is currently at a hotel in Lukla, a town near foots of Everest. He will be brought home on the first available flight. Our Embassy in Nepal is in contact with Asad and his handling agency."

Asad became the only person from the province of Sindh to summit Mount Everest.

Earlier, Pakistan’s renowned mountaineer Sajid Sadpara achieved the unique feat of climbing world’s highest peak Mount Everest without support of supplementary oxygen and assistance from Sherpas, who are considered elite mountain climbers, on Sunday in Nepal.

Sajid aims to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without the aid of supplemental oxygen. He has already summited K2 (8,611m), Gasherbrum-I (8,080m), and Gasherbrum-II (8,035m) in Pakistan, as well as Manaslu (8,163m) in Nepal, without supplemental oxygen.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif approved conferment of country's third-highest civilian award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, on mountaineer Naila Kiani in recognition of her achievement of successfully summiting Mount Everest.

As per details, the mountaineer reached the pinnacle of the world's highest mountain, scaling up to 8,849 metres, at 8:02am on May 14.

She became the second woman from the country to summit the world's highest peak.

The first female mountaineer from Pakistan to summit the peak is Samina Baig, who achieved the feat back in 2013.

Kiani also became the first non-Nepalese climber to scale Mount Everest this mountaineering season.