The deteriorated security situation has severely affected the climbing season in Pakistan where the climbing season kicks off at the start of June and ends by August. The brutal killing incident which took place at the Diamir side of Nanga Parbat, forced Pakistan Government to take serious actions in order to improve the security conditions at these beautiful peaks which attract thousands of climbers from all over the world.
There have been other expeditions which intended to climb the smaller and virgin peaks in the rugged Karakorums.
The killing incident is the first of its kind in Pakistan where the tourists have been targeted in particular. Nanga Parbat neighbours the hostile territories of the Chilas and Kohistan whereas rest of the eight-thousanders are located in the Northern most corner of the country, known to be safe for tourists and trekkers.