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Search operation to locate missing mountaineers continues for 2nd day

Search operation to locate missing mountaineers continues for 2nd day
February 7, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistan Army launched another search operation Sunday morning to locate Pakistani and foreign missing mountaineers on the world’s second-highest mountain K2.

According to the details garnered, a special team has been formed on Sunday for the search of missing Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara and his companions.

A land and air search was launched to locate Muhammad Ali Sadpara, the Pakistani on the mission to hoist the national flag on the world’s second-highest mountain K2, and two foreign climbers after they lost contact with their teams on Friday.

Two helicopters with local mountaineers and porters have flown from Skardu. They will go up to 7,000 meters.

Sadpara, John Snorri from Iceland, and Juan Pablo Mohr from Chile were attempting the winter K2 summit but lost contact after they began their push from camp 3 at midnight between Thursday and Friday.

Earlier, special assistant to the Prime Minister on overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari said that PM Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa were concerned and personally following all developments regarding the missing mountaineers.