Abdul Jabbar Bhatti becomes 4th Pakistani to scale Mount Everest


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ISLAMABAD: Mountaineer Abdul Jabbar Bhatti on Sunday became fourth Pakistani to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

Pakistani mountaineers Nazir Sabir, Hasan Sadpara and Samina Baig have conquered the world’s highest mountain before him. Another Pakistani mountaineer, Saad Mehmood, is also attempting to scale the 8,848-metre high peak.

He is an accomplished mountaineer and a past recipient of the President’s Pride of Performance award and the Tamgha-i-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct) by the government.

In the past, he has successfully summited Broad Peak (8,051 metres high) in 1985; Gasherbrum 2 (8,035m) in 1986 and Spantik Peak (7,027m) in 2012.—Radio Pakistan