Condolence meeting in memory of Muhammad Ali Sadpara who died in K2 mountain. A candle was lit to pay tribute to him. Action plan prepared to promote tourism in Chitral
Chitral (Gul Hamad Farooqi)
A condolence ceremony was held at a local hotel in Chitral to pay homage to renowned mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara. The event was named after Muhammad Ali Sadpara in which his services in promoting tourism in Pakistan were appreciated by lighting candles in his memory. Speakers said that Muhammad Ali Sadpara had come to Chitral a year ago and he was very happy to see the mountains of Chitral as they are very beautiful hills.
He had also climbed the hill near Zara. On this occasion, the organizers of the event announced that in June-July this year, a few trainees will be taken to the base camp at Trich Mir where they will be given regular training in mountaineering.
The speakers said that by promoting tourism we can make progress but after 9/11 a few climbers came here who wanted to climb the hill of Trich Mir but our management blocked these climbers back and put them in trucks. Put it back, which left a bad impression.
The speakers said that Professor Arnere from Norway had climbed the 25,000 feet high Trich Mir hill in 1950. At that time no climber had climbed such a high mountain. He was as popular in Norway as Allama Iqbal in Pakistan. But unfortunately it did not get the media coverage that caught the attention of climbers around the world.
Ibn Battuta Haji Eidul Hussain of Chitral said that he has visited 24 countries at his own expense and in many countries streets, alleys and roads are attributed to the name of Chitral.
The speakers stressed that there should be a climber in Chitral who can climb the Trich Mir and promote tourism here. He thanked Hindu Kush Explorer and The North Wonders who not only organized the event in memory of Muhammad Ali Sadpara but also worked hard to promote mountaineering and tourism in Chitral by blocking people from all walks of life.
Speaking at the event, Additional Assistant Commissioner Disaster Abdul Wali said, “We do not have a factory or an industry that can employ thousands of workers, but we can only grow by promoting tourism.” The cooperation of the district administration in promotion will always be with you.
Iben eye Batota Sirajul Mulk, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Farooq, Syed Harir Shah, Eid-ul-Hussain, Liaquat Ali Khan and others spoke on the occasion. Maulana Khaliq-ul-Zaman, Khatib of the Royal Mosque in Ahar, spoke on the importance of tourism in the light of the Qur’an and Hadith and stressed that tourism should be promoted without affecting its traditions and dealing with tourists with kindness and gentleness. He should be forced to come here again and again.
A year ago, a few foreign tourists came to visit the royal mosque, which I invited for tea, and eight people converted to Islam,” he said. So if we treat tourists of any religion with morality, they are not only impressed by our hospitality but also by Islam and Muslims. He also recited Fatiha and prayed for the soul of late Muhammad Ali Sadpara and the ceremony was concluded with words of supplication.