On Tuesday, the Gilgit-Baltistan cabinet approved the plan to establish the Ali Sadpara Mountaineering School in memory of the country’s greatest climber.
GB government spokesperson Ali Taj said that Ali Sadpara’s son Sajid will be employed in the school that will be set up in his memory.
Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan announced that Rs3 million will also be paid to the widow of mountaineer Mohammad Ali Sadpara, who was declared dead last week after going missing on the K2 mountain.
CM Khan also maintained that policies will be formulated to promote the sport of mountain climbing and for the protection and assistance of mountaineers so that they can be provided better resources and training.
The cabinet also agreed to nominate Mohammad for the civil award.
A cabinet committee comprising Finance Minister Javed Ali Manwa, Law Adviser Sohail Abbas, and Adviser to GB Food Department Shams Lone will pay a visit to Mohammad’s family and extend their condolences.