Editor’s Introductory Remarks: On May 19, 2013, at precisely 7:40 am, Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman to reach the peak of the world`s highest mountain, Everest, and proudly place on it the flag of Pakistan as well as that of the Ismaili Imamat, which is often referred to as ‘My Flag’ by members of the Ismaili community. She spent 10 minutes on the summit as her mentor, trainer and proud older brother, Mirza Ali Baig, watched her unique accomplishment from a few hundred metres away, not wishing to scale the peak until a later date, to give the singular honour of the summit’s ascent to his beloved sister.
Samina Baig with her hero brother Mirza Ali (left) standing beside the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. Also in the photo, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr.Syed Mehdi Shah, and his advisor, Ms. Sadia Danish. Photo: Samina Baig Facebook page. Copyright.
Samina Baig’s cultural elegance captured in this exquisite cultural dress from Hunza. Photo: Samina Baig’s Facebook page.
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