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Pakistani Mount Everest Climber Hassan Sadpara Diagnosed with Cancer

Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Hassan Sadpara (real name Hassan Asad) has been diagnosed with cancer. According to a close relative of Hassan, he has been admitted to a private hospital in Rawalpindi, however, after an appeal from his son, the government will soon shift him to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) for treatment.

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Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Hassan Sadpara (real name Hassan Asad) has been diagnosed with cancer. According to a close relative of Hassan, he has been admitted to a private hospital in Rawalpindi, however, after an appeal from his son, the government will soon shift him to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) for treatment.

Hassan Sadpara remains in critical condition meanwhile the government has assured to provide all possible support for his treatment. The government will bear all expenses for the treatment of the national hero who is battling against blood cancer.

Hassan Sadpara Receives 2.5 Million from Government for Cancer Treatment

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had awarded Hassan Sadpara a 5 million rupees in recognition of his heroic services. CM Gilgit-Baltistan and Minister Kashmir Affairs can also be seen.

Karrar Haidri, the spokesman for Alpine Club of Pakistan told media:

“The government has assured to bear all the treatment expenses of Sadpara. Hence we’ve decided to shift him to CMH for better treatment,”

He further added:

“The minister in the message has said that the government acknowledges that Sadpara is a national pride and he will be provided full support for medical treatment.”

Hassan Sadpara is the father of four children including three sons and one daughter.

Hassan Sadpara is the first Pakistani mountaineer to have climbed six out of eight 8000+ meters high mountains, including the world’s highest peak Everest (8848m), K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II(8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m) and Broad Peak (8051m).

 

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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