Paying rich tribute to Samina Baig, the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz lauded her achievements. He remarked that Baig epitomized the courage of young Pakistani women who are excelling in every walk of life.
The Adviser mentioned that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would be arranging visits of Samina Baig to various countries in order to showcase the achievement of the young Pakistani mountaineer. The visits will be utilized to highlight the touristic importance of Northern Areas of Pakistan also.
Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali also attended the event.Ms. Both thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for honoring them and making efforts for highlighting their contribution at an international level.
The event was part of the Public Diplomacy initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This initiative of the Foreign Office is an attempt to showcase the true face of Pakistan; signifying the potential and opportunities available in Pakistan and the achievements of our fine men and women.
Samina Baig is the first Pakistani woman and third Pakistani to climb Mount Everest on May 19 2013. She is the youngest Muslim woman to climb Everest, having done so at the age of 21.
Samina Baig was trained by her brother Mirza Ali.
Mirza Ali also has a plan to climb Everest and if he also climbs, the brother and sister will be the first siblings in the world to conquer the world’s tallest mountain peak.