Islamabad, Pakistan: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with his Chilean counterpart Andrés Allamand on Tuesday regarding the missing Chilean mountaineer Mr. Juan Pablo Mohr who was on the K-2 winter expedition.
The Foreign Minister expressed his deep concern over the missing team of mountaineers and apprised the Chilean Foreign Minister of efforts being made by Pakistan to locate them, including a number of search flights by Pakistan Army Aviation helicopters amid challenging weather conditions over treacherous terrain. He assured the Foreign Minister of Chile that Pakistan would make all possible efforts to trace the missing heroes.
Acknowledging the search and rescue operation, Chilean Foreign Minister Andrés Allamand thanked the Government of Pakistan on behalf of the people of Chile and the family of Mr. Juan Pablo Mohr for assistance in the search operations.
During the call, the two Foreign Ministers also discussed bilateral relations and agreed to remain engaged in the future both on bilateral and multilateral fora.
Ali Sadpara, Juan Pablo Mohr and John Snorri reached the summit of K-2 on February 5, 2021, and shared photos of their success having flags of their countries in their hands. Since then, they lost contact with base-camp.
The scaling K-2 in winter started on January 24, 2021 and several attempts were made till February 3, 2021 but bad weather compelled the team to go back to Camp-4. They again attempted and reached the summit on February 5 morning.