Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi assured his Icelandic counterpart Gudlaugur Thórdarson that Pakistan will spare no effort to find missing mountaineer John Snorri and will extend all possible support in this regard.
Foreign Minister Qureshi was talking to Thórdarson by telephone. Snorri, along with Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara and MP Mohr from Chile on Friday launched a final assault to reach the top of K2. But contact with them lost. Two Pakistan army helicopter embarked on a rescue mission but failed to find them as the weather turned hostile.
Qureshi apprised Thórdarson of the steps taken by the Pakistani authorities to search and rescue the missing mountaineers.
Foreign Minister Thórdarson appreciated search and rescue operation for John Snorri and other members of the team by Pakistani authorities and thanked for the assistance being extended.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed concern about the missing mountaineers, constantly following up themselves. Search and rescue operation resumed on Sunday morning through Lama helicopters.