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A couple from Lahore become the first Pakistani duo to reach the summit of Mount Manaslu

Pakistani couple Ahmed Uzair and Anum Uzair climb Mount Manaslu in Nepal on Sunday. —Twitter/sst8848

ISLAMABAD: In a historic achievement, a couple from Lahore on Sunday became the first Pakistani couple to reach the summit of Mount Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak in Nepal.

According to the mountaineering company that led the trip, the couple, Ahmed Uzair and Anum Uzair, successfully scaled the 8,163-meter peak along with three Sherpas.

Pakistan Alpine Club Secretary Karrar Haidri said: “Pakistan is proud of this exceptional achievement.”

Mountaineer Shehroze Kashif, who recently scaled the “true summit” of Mount Manaslu last week, congratulated the couple on the historic feat.

“Anum and Uzair did it. What news to wake up to! It is truly an exceptional achievement,” wrote the record-breaking mountaineer.

Anam is a forensic scientist, while Ahmed practices law as a lawyer. The couple has two children.

On Thursday, Pakistani climbers Naila Kiani and Sirbaz Khan also successfully scaled Manaslu Peak.

Kiani became the first Pakistani woman to summit nine of the world’s 14 highest mountains.

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