The Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) on Wednesday said it will recommend mountaineer Samina Baig’s name for the pride of performance and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz awards.
Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain with a peak at 8,848 meters. Samina completed the climb to the summit with her brother Mirza Ali, who became the third and youngest Pakistani male to scale the mountain.
Talking to APP, ACP secretary Abu Zafar Sadiq said it was a great honour not only for ACP but for the whole nation and for that, he will recommend Samina’s name for the two national awards.
“On her return here, ACP will be honouring her with a lavish reception,” he said adding that ACP will be sponsoring Samina for her future mountaineering commitments. He further said that ACP will introduce Samina to women around the country to encourage them to come into the sport of climbing.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 23rd, 2013.
Correction: In an earlier version of this story, Samina was incorrectly spelt in the headline.