Premier Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday approved the conferment of country’s highest civil award Sitara-i-Imtiaz to renowned mountaineer Naila Kiani for successfully summiting the world’s highest peak Mount Everest.
Naila Kiani this week on Sunday summited Mount Everest — becoming the Pride of Pakistan to raise the country’s flag at the world’s highest peak. Samina Baig was the first woman mountaineer from Pakistan to scale the mighty Everest in 2013.
The Prime Minister’s Office issued a notification, containing the prime minister’s approval for the conferment of the award on the mountaineer.
The PM Office has directed the cabinet secretary to complete all the formalities in this regard.
Earlier, the PM Announces Conferment of Sitara-i-Imtiaz on Naila Kiani for Bringing Pride to Pakistan with her Remarkable Achievement
It is pertinent to mention here that Kiani — just two days after summitting the world’s highest mountain Everest — Tuesday morning became the first Pakistani woman to summit six 8,000-meter mountains after she successfully scaled Mount Lhotse in Nepal.
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres, after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga.