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Pakistani Mountaineer Hassan Sadpara Passes Away of Cancer at 54

Pakistani mountaineer, Hassan Sadpara has passed away at the age of 54 after a brief battle with cancer, confirms a close relative of the deceased mountaineer. He was admitted to an intense care facility at Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi, where he was being treated for blood cancer.

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Pakistani mountaineer, Hassan Sadpara has passed away at the age of 54 after a brief battle with cancer, confirms a close relative of the deceased mountaineer. He was admitted to an intense care facility at Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi, where he was being treated for blood cancer. Just yesterday, the Punjab Government had announced Rs. 2.5 million for medical treatment of the national hero.

He is survived by his wife; and four children including three sons and a daughter.

He will be laid to rest in his hometown in Skardu, Baltistan.

 

Imran Hunzai is a Digital Media Consultant and activist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. When free, he likes to travel, do photography and play Rabab. He also runs a HONY inspired blog called Humans of Hunza. Follow him of Twitter @ihunzai.

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Pakistan Army Helicopter Crashes in Aliabad Hunza

A Pakistan Army helicopter has crashed soon after take off in Hunza commercial town of Aliabad. The helicopter was on a Federal Works Organization (FWO) duty. Luckily, no causalities occurred and all passengers along with on board crew escaped with no injuries.

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Pakistan Army Helicopter Crashes in Aliabad Hunza

A Pakistan Army helicopter has crashed soon after take off in Hunza commercial town of Aliabad. The helicopter was on a Federal Works Organization (FWO) duty. Luckily, no causalities occurred and all passengers along with on board crew escaped with no injuries.

According to reports, volunteers of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan – a subsidiary of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) – is helping extinguish the fire and carrying out a basic rescue operation.

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Hunza Army Helicopter Crash

The Pakistan Army owned Hughes OH-7 Cayuse was parked in the playground of Boys Degree College in Aliabad. Earlier, FWO Director General had arrived in Hunza for hosting a dinner party of Chinese officials. The Chinese officials had also inaugurated the controversial Aliabad Tunnel. It is still unknown if FWO officials or Chinese guests were travelling in the helicopter.

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Gilgit-Baltistan Announces Public Holiday on Monday 4 April

Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Mr. Hafeez ur Rehman has announced public holiday on Monday 4th April, 2016. The reason is the ongoing floods that has affected infrastructure across all districts in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Gilgit-Baltistan Announces Public Holiday on Monday 4 April

Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Mr. Hafeez ur Rehman has announced public holiday on Monday 4th April, 2016. The reason is the ongoing floods that has affected infrastructure across all districts in Gilgit-Baltistan. Gilgit-Baltistan has received one of the heaviest rainfall spells in recent times and it is not even monsoon time. Roads between major cities and districts remain blocked due to landsliding at multiple locations.

According to Pamir Times, at least 10 people have been killed in two different rainfall triggered events.

Rains wreak havoc across Gilgit-Baltistan

According to latest updates, at least 10 people have been killed in rain-related disasters in the Diamer District of Gilgit-Baltistan, in three separate incidents. Roads have been blocked and several dozens of houses have been completely or partially been destroyed due to landslides, floods and other rain related disasters. Watch Abdul Rehman Bukhari and Munawar Hussain Nagri's report from Gilgit.

Posted by PAMIR TIMES on Sunday, April 3, 2016

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