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Pakistan praised for successfully rescuing European mountaineers

The people of France and Poland have praised Pakistan for helping in an operation carried out to rescue the Polish and French mountaineers on the killer mountain of Nanga Parbat in north of Pakistan last week.

Four members of a team of Polish climbers who were engaged in an expedition at the base camp of K2, were transported by a Pakistan Army aviation helicopter to Nanga Parbat in order to rescue the two missing Polish and French mountaineers.

The French mission to Poland said, those involved in this rescue operation demonstrated exemplary courage and solidarity. Furthermore said they appreciate the excellent efforts of Polish climbers, cooperation between the Polish and French representatives in Pakistan, as well as with the Pakistani authorities.

In an expedition that ended in a tragedy, Mackiewicz became the first Pole to conquer in winter, the 8,126-metre summit of Nanga Parbat, the ninth-tallest mountain in the world, his climbing partner, Revol, said.

Pakistan’s deputy head of mission in Polish capital Warsaw, Shifaat Ahmad Kaleem, said some polish citizens also contacted the embassy to appreciate Pakistan’s efforts in rescuing the climbers.

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