Pakistan's Ajmal Samuel makes history by becoming Asia's first disabled paragliding pilot

Pakistan's Ajmal Samuel makes history by becoming Asia's first disabled paragliding pilot

Samuel survived accident in 1987
Pakistan's Ajmal Samuel makes history by becoming Asia's first disabled paragliding pilot

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12 Apr 2024

Ajmal Samuel, a 59-year-old Pakistani residing in Hong Kong, has shattered barriers by becoming Asia's first disabled paragliding pilot. 

The life of Samuel, who was born in Karachi and raised in Multan, took a dramatic turn in 1987 when a traffic accident left him with difficulty walking. However, undeterred by his physical limitations, he pursued his passion for flight. 

After rigorous training in paragliding, Samuel soared into the skies, defying stereotypes and inspiring countless others with his resilience.

Now, with one milestone under his belt, Samuel is setting his sights even higher. His next ambitious goal is paragliding from the towering heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. 

At an elevation of 5,895 meters, this daring feat would not only mark a personal triumph for Samuel but also potentially secure him a place in the record books as the first disabled paraglider to conquer Kilimanjaro's skies.

Speaking about his aspirations, Samuel expressed a desire to serve as a beacon of hope for individuals facing challenges similar to his own. 

He emphasised that disabilities need not limit one's potential and urged others to pursue their dreams relentlessly.

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