Updated 15 Feb, 2021

Singer and philanthropist Abrar Ul Haq has announced that he will be building a school in Ali Sadpara’s village to honour the missing mountain climber.

Haq announced on Twitter on Monday that Sadpara's dream was to build a school in his village. To honour that dream, he will be building the schools, the singer announced.

Sadpara is a celebrated Pakistani mountaineer who went missing on an expedition on K2. He and two other climbers, Juan Pablo Mohr and John Snorri Sigurjonsson, were last seen nine days ago on Feb 5 near the Bottleneck area of K2.

Poor weather over the past week has hindered an on-ground and aerial search for the mountaineers.

Since then, the entire nation has been praying for Sadpara, often described by his peers as a tough as nails climber with a good-humoured nature. As days have passed and the weather conditions remain a challenge, people are trying their best not to lose hope and are counting on a miracle to bring Sadpara back home.

Many people commended Haq's move and others offered help. One person suggested building a hiking school instead.

The search for Sadpara and the other climbers is still continuing, though it has been slowed down by inclement weather.


RAGHUNA Feb 15, 2021 05:10pm
Ibrahim S Feb 15, 2021 05:23pm
It’s very thoughtful . But please wait and let the rescue or recovery operations complete. First and foremost take care of his family . Building school is not a big task, running and maintaining it will require lots of resources and well thought through plan . Do you have a plan
Haris Feb 15, 2021 05:41pm
Good initiative, wish you success.
Browngirl Feb 15, 2021 05:59pm
Isn't he the same guy that took money from people , only to be caught playing in a Vegas casino few years ago?
Fast comment Feb 15, 2021 06:07pm
Good idea. Simultaneously help the Ali Sadpara parivar ( family) to becomes prosperous.
jaredlee007 Feb 15, 2021 06:20pm
Skardu has schools, why not build a mountain area development center.
Jigen Feb 15, 2021 06:21pm
What about Sharif, Bhutto and Maulana? What are they building? Perhaps too busy in London
Fastrack Feb 15, 2021 06:49pm
@Browngirl No!
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Feb 15, 2021 07:03pm
Great move.
M. Saeed Feb 15, 2021 08:51pm
Let us finish the search for him, before making him history.
NYS Feb 15, 2021 10:06pm
Initiative is good adhere too
Jo Feb 16, 2021 01:33am
Bless you all sir
Toni Feb 16, 2021 03:12am
There are worthy individuals in Pakistan, quiet achievers, given publicity they do not desire, yet they carry on, Abrar is one of those humans, thank you for thinking like that Abrar, takecare and bless you.
Chacha Jee Feb 16, 2021 06:29am
Learning Fast from his Ustad Imran Khan. Now he is in money collection business.
Naeem Qureshi Feb 16, 2021 08:13am
Great job for honoring the renowned climber It’s a very generous gesture Please make sure that the operational expensive are taken care of
Justice First Feb 16, 2021 08:35am
Why always celebrities making noble commitment for the society after some tragedy.
Abdali Feb 16, 2021 09:57am
Another opportunist....wanting to ride the popularity of someone else.
Mehreen Chanan Feb 16, 2021 11:12am
Dear Abrar Bhai, This is a beautiful gesture. Please let us know the bank account details for the collection of funds so that thousands if not millions of Pakistani know where to donate money. Nothing is more beautiful than setting up a school in someone's memory. I can't imagine why there would be any naysayers here. Abrar did a wonderful job opening up a hospital (Sughra Shafi hospital in Narowal which provides free healthcare to the poor). Kind regards, Mehreen
Shivaprakash Feb 16, 2021 11:34am
Media mey khabrey aarahey ki Sadpara ka panibottle ka patha duund liya hai hubble telescope key madad sey F16 kay squadron shamil hay resue mission mey.
Mrs naureen Feb 16, 2021 11:59am
Excellent idea! We can all pitch in...also help his family and other porters.
Chrís Dăn Feb 16, 2021 12:28pm
We have great souls like Abrar. Beautiful.
Chrís Dăn Feb 16, 2021 12:35pm
@Jigen they are busy in PDM. I mean the young dynasty is busy in buying new clothes for firthcomming PDM shows &their sub-ordinates are busy in writing speeches for young queen and prince/busy in funding jhuggi people to attend protests/buying spices for biryanies etc. Senior Shareef is busy in searching for a new maroon scarf to appear on youtube& Mr.Dar is preparing a speech for Nawaz. Mr. Dar is samdhi to Sharif so has this family responsibility. Oh Opposition is busy. They even did not tweet for this poor man.Opposition elite does not know poor people by name.