|By Ali Jaffri |
From Westminster, CO
Jun 23, 2013
This is truly unfortunate, and I can assure you that the majority of Pakistanis in the U.S. and in Pakistan are deeply saddened by this incident. This is the first time something like this has happened in northern Pakistan.
There is a very narrow belt along the Karakoram Highway thats unsafe - specifically the area around Chilas town and Buner Village. Most expeditions headed towards K2, Gasherbrums, Broad Peak or the bigwall destinations avoid this spot by flying directly from Islamabad to Skardu.
On my website I have a blog about security concerns in Pakistan:
For those of you heading to Pakistan this summer, please do not cancel your trip!!! Its only through interactions that stereotypes are broken. If you need any details about the incident please do not hesitate to contact me.