(Pakistan Army coordinating rescue operation to evacuate Shehroze Kashif, Fazal Ali)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army, since Wednesday, is coordinating a high risk rescue operation to evacuate stranded mountaineers Shehroze Kashif and Fazal Ali who are stuck at Nanga Parbat.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan army aviation helicopters and a ground search team comprising high altitude porters are employed to rescue the mountaineers. Pakistan army aviation pilots, in a daring attempt, flew two helicopter missions despite bad weather conditions but couldn’t pick up the mountaineers due to dense clouds and very high altitude.

Meanwhile, the ground search team is also nearing stranded mountaineers who are currently at Camp-3 at 21000 feet height. The army aviation pilots will fly again today (Thursday) subject to weather conditions as ground team attempt to rescue the mountaineers to Camp-2.

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