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Gilgit: Inayat Ali Shigri recently visited Attabad Lake, the newest tourist attraction in Gojal Valley of District Hunza. He found an iPhone 7 precariously left on a chair at the View Point, along the Karakoram Highway. “There was no network at the place so i took the phone with myself, while driving back towards Gilgit”, Inayat wrote in a piece posted of Facebook.

While on his way to Gilgit, Inayat writes, he received a call, with a person asking about the phone that he had lost. The caller said that he belonged to Islamabad and was visiting Khunzhrav Top, another famous tourist spot in Gojal valley, Hunza.

Shigar Returntourist Phone7

Inayat, who belongs to the Shigar District of Baltistan Division, writes that he assured the caller that his phone is safe, and he can take it from him in Gilgit city.Two days later, the owner of the phone got his gadget back, thanks to the honesty of Inayat Ali Shigri.

In a world full of deceit, theft, cheating and lies, Inayat Ali stands out as a good Samaritan.

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ISLAMABAD (Awesome Pakistan): Two alpinists, a Spaniard and an Argentinian, have gone missing while attempting to summit a peak in northern Pakistan nicknamed “Killer Mountain”, mountaineering experts said on Tuesday.

“Alberto Zerain, a Spanish alpinist, and Mariano Galvan, an Argentinian national, went missing while trying to climb Nanga Parbat,” the world’s ninth highest mountain, Alpine Club of Pakistan spokesman Karrar Haidri told AFP.

Muhammad Iqbal, the owner of Summit Karakorum, the tour operating company that had arranged the climb, said the duo had left base camp on June 19 but were holed up in their tent for three days at an altitude of 6,100 metres (20,000 feet) due to bad weather.

British-American climber hopes to conquer K2

“They pushed for the summit again as the weather got better but lost contact with our staff at base camp on Friday,” he added.

“Our sherpas on the mountain estimate them to be somewhere above 7,000 metres which makes it impossible for them to climb and search so we have requested a search and rescue helicopter, which will start either today or tomorrow depending on weather conditions.”

At 8,125 metres, Nanga Parbat earned its grisly nickname after more than 30 climbers died trying to conquer it before the first successful summit in 1953.

In 2013 gunmen shot dead 10 foreign climbers and their Pakistani guide at the Nanga Parbat base camp – one American with dual Chinese citizenship, two other Chinese, three Ukrainians, two Slovakians, one Lithuanian and one Nepalese.

Ex-army officer becomes fourth Pakistani to scale Everest

Northern Pakistan is a magnet for mountaineers and is home to some of the tallest mountains in the world, including K2 – at 8,611 metres, the world’s second highest peak, but often deemed a more challenging climb than the highest, Mount Everest.

Nestled between the western end of the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush mountains and the Karakoram range, the Gilgit-Baltistan region houses 18 of the world’s 50 highest peaks.

It is also home to three of the world’s seven longest glaciers outside the polar regions. Hundreds of its mountains have never been climbed.
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ISLAMABAD, June 8 (APP): Chairing a high level meeting held here Thursday to discuss the proposed plan for running a cultural caravan from Urumqii in China to Gawadar in Pakistan, comprising artists, musicians, dancers, photographers, anthropologists, writers and film makers from both the countries, the Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said that it would further help to cement people to people contacts between Pakistan and China as cultural exchanges were one of the essential components of maintaining cordial relations between the two states.

Syed Jamal Shah, Director General PNCA briefed MOS and the meeting in detail about the whole concept of Cultural Caravan proposed to travel through the CPEC route and the documentation of art and culture that would be done along the way and also dilated on the importance of the creative journey to promote dialogue, understanding, trust and respect between the two nations.
Terming the concept of cultural caravan as unique, MOS fully endorsed the initiative and reiterated her Governments commitment to promote art and culture of Pakistan with the view to spotlight its softer image across the globe.

Minister of State observed that exchange of cultural troupes and caravans consisting of prominent artists may be made regular feature of the cultural ties between the two time- tested friends.
She said such kind of events would not only provide a platform to meet and exchange ideas but would also keep the heritage

of nations alive. She added that it would also promote the historical Silk Road and give boost to the creative industry of all nodal cities on the caravan route.

This inventiveness is imperative for building softer and positive image as well as showcasing economic achievements, Marriyum Aurangzeb said.
The minister directed PNCA to orchestrate a detailed and comprehensive implementation plan with timelines and fixation of responsibilities and asked other relevant departments of Ministry to fully collaborate and actively participate in this project of Cultural Caravan once it is formalized. Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb also emphasized the need to engage all stake holders including relevant federal ministries, divisions as well as provincial Governments for effective coordination and to gain maximum support to make this initiative of cultural caravan a resounding success.

She said that such kinds of activities were the need of hour to neutralize an extremist mindset and thwart the nefarious designs of the forces of retrogression and suppression. Marriyum observed that it would also generate a festive mood in the whole country at a time when preparations were on the anvil to commemorate the 70th birthday anniversary of Pakistan.

The meeting was attended by Secretary IBNH Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, Director General, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Sheraz Latif,Director General, External Publicity Wing Shafqat Jalil, Managing Director, APP, Masood Malik , Director General, Pakistan National Council of Arts, Jamal Shah, Executive Director Lok Virsa Fauzia Saeed and other senior officials of Ministry of IBNH.