UAE team to take part in Pak charity walk

DUBAI — The Thalassaemia Society of Pakistan, an NGO, is organising its annual summer time awareness programme titled this year as ‘Walk To The Base Camp of Nanga Parbat’.

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Published: Thu 8 Jun 2006, 10:11 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:20 PM

Prof Dr Yasmin Raashid, General Secretary of the society, said at a seminar in Dubai that a special feature of this year’s walk is that for the first time over the past five years, participants will also take part as a group from the UAE.

“This initiative is in support of Thalassaemic children and an effort by adventure sports loving residents of the UAE to raise awareness about Thalassaemia and its prevention in Pakistan and UAE,” she said.

Another feature of this year’s walk is that a team of Aga Khan Scouts And Guides Group in UAE will also accompany the participants from UAE and will be a true source of inspiration and learning experience for their co-participants, she added.

Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world and culminates in a crest of snow clad peaks to attract people with its unmatched beauty and splendour.

Fairy meadows, also known as the trekkers' base camp of Nanga Parbat to lots of people is a lush green ground boasting a picturesque view of Nanga Parbat.

During the 10-day programme, the participants can play polo and football, learn how to light a camp fire, make a tent, learn about hour of power, and many more activities at 13,000ft above sea level.

Children are treated in four centres of the society in Pakistan. These are in Lahore, Quetta, Sheikhupura and Mirpur Azad Kashmir.

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