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Sajid Sadpara rescued after ‘mental breakdown’ during Everest expedition (VIDEO)

10:47 AM | 17 Nov, 2021
Sajid Sadpara rescued after ‘mental breakdown’ during Everest expedition (VIDEO)

KATHMANDU – Sajid Sadpara, son of late Pakistani iconic climber Ali Sadpara, was rescued after he experienced a nervous breakdown during an expedition to explore a safer route at the world's highest mountain on Tuesday.

Reports in local media said famed climber Ali Sadpara, who was accompanying French mountaineer Marc Batard his son, and Nepalese climber Pasang Nuru Sharpa, experienced a nervous breakdown at Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Local climbers identified him with the help of his passport and he was rescued who then tied him up to ensure he was transported back to the base camp safely.

Reports further claimed that the experienced hikers started the expedition to find a new, and safer route from the base camp of the tallest peak to Camp I and Camp II.

A video clip shared on social media shows the young Sadpara tied up in ropes. A man then helps the ailing climber to drink water while cheering him up following the fatal incident.

Alpine Club of Pakistan Secretary Karrar Haidri told a local news outlet that Sadpara suffered high-altitude sickness due to which he had to be sent back. The Pakistan embassy in the landlocked country had been contacted to ensure the Pakistani climber was safely airlifted.

Meanwhile, as Sajid’s clip went viral, the hashtag became the top trend on Twitter as Pakistanis took to the microblogging platform to urge the government to approach Nepalese authorities.

The singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar also took to Twitter in wake of Sajid’s accident.

Earlier in July, Sajid Sadpara retrieved the body of his father, Ali Sadpara, who was another renowned mountaineer. Ali Sadpara had been declared dead after he went missing with two of his companions during their winter summit of the deadly K2.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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