Friday, 21 June 2013

PM announces Rs 2.5 million cash award to Everest climber Samina Baig

ISLAMABAD: Conquering the 8‚848 meters peak‚ first Pakistani woman Mountaineer Samina Baig called on PM Nawaz Sharif here on Thursday.
Congratulating Samina Baig on scaling Everest and terming her achievement a landmark, the Prime Minister gave her a cash award of Rs 2.5 million in recognition of her becoming the first Pakistani woman to conquer the peak.Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah, Sadia Danish Advisor to Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan, Tourism, Sports and Culture and Youth Affairs., Mirza Ali,were also present during the meeting.
Samina Baig shared her feelings about conquering the 8,848 meters peak with the Prime Minister.
Lauding her courage and determination, the Prime Minister said that Pakistani women are not only courageous but have the ability to meet challenges. The Prime Minister further said that her expedition would go a long way in giving confidence to the women of remote areas. He said that the government would promote mountaineering in the country. The Prime Minister said that his government would promote mountaineering in the country.