Suite un raid terroriste revendiqué par un groupe Taliban ayant entraîné la mort de 10 alpinistes étrangers et d’un cuisinier Pakistanais au Camp de Base du Nanga Parbat (8126m) . L’agence de trek et d’expédition Hunza Guide Pakistan livre quelques informations concernant l’avenir de l’alpinisme et plus largement du tourisme au Pakistan.
Voici le mail:
Islamabad, June 27, 2013.
As we all are shocked and devastated by the unfortunate incident at the Base Camp of Nanga Parbat West (Diamir Face) where ten innocent mountaineers and a local cook lost their precious lives. Through this note we offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims. Pakistan Tour Operators association is equally sharing the grief with the braved families. We offer sympathies and prayers that may the departed souls rest in the internal peace. May the Almighty give strength to bear the irreparable loss!
Pakistan Association of Tour Operators (PATO) office bearers are constantly in contact with the authorities to make the destination safe so that those who are already in the mountains and those who are planning to visit in next days/weeks feel secure. The federal and provincial authorities have given assurance that they will provide all necessary assistance including enhanced security for the foreign visitors and providing special flights between Islamabad and Gilgit Baltistan. The newly elected Government has announced to formulate a policy at the pattern of the homeland security of the United States of America.
The government is very much serious to take maximum security measures, therefore, we don’t see any reason for all respectable Tour Operators /clients to cancel the planned trips to Pakistan specially Gilgit Baltistan Province. Government of Gilgit Baltistan has issued a notification to keep all regions open for the tourism activities except the area where the sad incident took place. We feel that the government will fulfill its responsibility and give maximum security to the foreign tourists.
With best regards,
Tours, Trekking & Expeditions
P.O. Box 468 G/9 Markaz Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: 0092 51 210 68 91 Fax: 0092 51 210 68 37
Web site: www.hunzaguidespakistan.com, www.hunzaguides.com Skype: hunza.guides