Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan

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Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan (Pak)
Motto Unity Faith & Discipline
Formation 14 August 1948 (1948-08-14)
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Quetta, Pakistan
OCC(UK), ACP (PAK),SCDL(Lebanon)
Hayatullah Khan Durrani Malik Abdul Rahim Baabai

Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan (CAAB); (Urdu: ۔چلتن ایڈ و ینچرذایسوسی ایشن بلوچستان ‎) is a non-profit government adventure sports association in Balochistan, Pakistan. It consists of young boys and girls dedicated to the promotion of mountain adventure, sports climbing and associated sports. Its goals are to protect the new generation from dangerous drug abuse, by providing them with healthy sporting opportunities, organizing training camps, and national and provincial level event expeditions. 95% of all the players receiving training from CAAB are students of schools and colleges in Balochistan. The activities of the CAAB are financed by self-help, donations, and subscriptions of members and annual grant-in-aid from Balochistan Sports Control Board (BSCB) Quetta.


The 'Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan' was formed on 14 August 1948, and officially established in 1984 by Hayatullah Khan Durrani, Ramazan Ali, Malik Abdul Rahim Baabai, Agha Faisal Shah, Abdul Ghafar Durrani and Aziz-Ur-Rehman Khilji. It is the only organization in Balochistan promoting camping, hiking, rock and snow climbing, mountaineering and caving adventure sports. It provides facilities to male and female youth for mountain adventure sports, develops a spirit of teamwork for the protection of the UN heritage "Juniper Forests" in Balochistan, keeps youngsters away from drug abuse, and upholds the motto of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, which is 'Unity, Faith and Discipline'

The association is affiliated, at the international level, with the representative of the British C. R. Association 'Orpheus Caving Club' (UK),[1] UIS [2] (USA), Speleo Club Du liban (Lebanon) SCDL and at the national level with Alpine Club of Pakistan [clarification needed], Pakistan Cave Research & Caving Federation, Pakistan Sports Climbing Federation, Adventures Foundation Pakistan and at the provincial level with the Balochistan Olympic Association. It is recognized by the BSCB and registered with the SWD, the Government of Balochistan, (DSW202[clarification needed]) according to its own constitution as non-profit earning organization, as defined in section 51-D (1) of the income tax ordinance, 1979, and under the provisions of the United Nations NGO’s law.

International Participation[edit]

Pakistan National Speleo and caving team selected by Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan headed by Hayatullah Khan Durrani participated in the 1st and 2nd International Geosciences (Speleology) Congresses"in Iran as National Speleo and Caving team leader of Pakistan 2014 and 2016.[3][4][5]

Silver Jubilee of the Chiltan Adventurers[edit]

The celebrations of the silver jubilee of the Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan [6] took place in October, 2010. The first and second phases of the competitive rock-climbing events for boys and girls, successfully ended here in the Mountains of Hanna Lake, Quetta. Fifty-five male and female mountaineers participated in the events.

Minister of Sport, Mir Shah Nawaz Khan Marri, and Minister of Prosecutions, Miss Rahillah Hameed Durrani (T.I.) [7] were Guest of Honour of the Prize and Certificate distribution ceremony. Hayatullah Khan Durrani (Pride-of-Performance) founder of the Chiltan Adventures Association, chief organizer of the events and programmes, and Agha Faisal Shah President of the association, appraised the activities of the Chiltan Adventurers held over the past 26 years, 1984-2010.

Abubakar Durrani receiving the Award from Prime Minister Mr. Yousaf Raza Gillani

Finally, among the large number of male and female mountaineers and cavers, Minister for Sport Mir Shah Nawaz Khan Marri, and Minister for Prosecutions, Miss Rahillah Hameed Durrani, awarded the merit certificates and commemorative shields, and praised the activities of CAAB held in the past 25 year.

The third phase of the Silver Jubilee ended with the re-exploration of a 218m new cave (Spinkai Cave) 80 km towards Zhob from Killa Saifullah District. Hayatullah Khan Durrani announced the fourth and final phase of the Silver Jubilee event's Grand Camp of mountaineers and Juniper Defenders in October 2012 at Ziarat and the Chotair Valley.

Prime Minister Award for Abubakar Durrani of Chiltan Adventurers[edit]

On 2 November 2010, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Yousaf Raza Gillani, awarded the Youth adventurer and Canoeist Award to Mohammad Abubakar Durrani of the Chiltan Adventurers & HDWSA[clarification needed][8] at the Prime Ministerial Secretariate, Islamabad.

K2 Base Camp Expedition[edit]

Group of Chiltan Adventurers with Lino Lacedelli and Gianni Alemanno at Concordia base camp 2004

In July–August, 2004, in appreciation of an Italian expedition, delegates arrived in Pakistan to celebrate the 'K2 Golden Jubilee' ceremony.

The Alpine Club of Pakistan (Islamabad) was commemorating an Pakistani-Italian friendship expedition, headed by Hayatullah Khan Durrani, as chief of the Pakistan National mountaineering team, and Malik Abdul Rahim Baabai as manager. These two represented Pakistan at the Golden Jubilee ceremony of the first climb of K2, at Concordia and at the K2 base camp on 30–31 July 2004.

This was organized by the Italian Government, under the leadership of the Italian Federal Minister, Gianni Alemanno, Gerygory Alimano and Lino Lacedelli, the first mountaineer to climb K2 in 1953. On the eve of this great ceremony Mehar Dill Khan Baabai, of the CAAB, was the world's first 12-year-old mountaineer to reach the K2 base camp.

After the successful Pakistani-Italian friendship expedition July 2004, on returning home by bus from Skardu to Rawalpindi, five mountaineers of this expedition were killed in a bus accident near Kohistan. They were Abdul Samad Khilji, Mohammad Ali Khan Mandokhail, Syed Thaimoor Shah, Nasibullah Khilji and Waqas Ahmed.[9][10]

Construction of CAAB Martyrs Monument[edit]

In memory of the five national heroes, who were killed in a bus accident after returning home from K-2 Expedition on 8 August 2004, Martyr's Monument was erected by the CAAB. The monument was constructed on the front of mission road roundabout opposite to the IG police office Quetta.

Monument of Chiltan Adventurers National Heros and Martyrs

The place for the construction of this monument was allotted by the Quetta Cantonment Board.[citation needed] This monument was proposed and designed by the CAAB founder and patron Hayatullah Khan Durrani, Chairman Malik Abdul Rahim and Miss Rahillah Hameed Durrani, assisted by Arzgwani Architects of Quetta.[citation needed] Funds for the construction were allocated by Miss Rahillah Hameed Durrani, Provincial Minister and Patron of the Chiltan Adventurers.[11]

Juniper Defender Award[edit]

Silver Jubilee Juniper Defender Award (Certificate) by Government of Balochistan bestowed to Hayatullah Khan Durrani.

On October 25, 2010, The Government of Balochistan Sports, Environment and Youth Affairs Departments announced the Silver Jubilee “Juniper Defender Award” to Mr. Hayatullah Khan Durrani, for his long standing efforts since 1984. He is an environmental analyst for the preservation of the 3000-year-old World Heritage of Juniperus macropoda Juniper forests and wildlife in the Ziarat and Zarghoon Ghar regions of Balochistan Pakistan. He established the Juniper Defenders center at Chautair Valley of Ziarat, to educate people, create awareness and stop the destruction of this valuable heritage and its endangered species.[12]

Officials of CAAB[edit]

Office bearers of Chiltan Adventurers Association Balochistan, elected on 5 October 2010:

  1. Miss Rahilla Hameed Durrani (T.I.), Chief Patron / Provincial Minister.
  2. Mr. Hayatullah Khan Durrani (P.P.), Founder /Patron.
  3. Mr. Abdul Wali Khan Khilji, Patron.
  4. Mr. Sardar Ahmed Khan Durrani, Patron.
  5. Mr. Sheikh Abdullah Mandokhail, Patron.
  6. Mr. Malik Abdul Rahim Babai, Chairman.
  7. Mr. Abdul Sattar Khan Durrani, Vice Chairman.
  8. Mr. Haji Abdul Baqi Khilji, Dy, Chairman.
  9. Mr. Agha Faisal Shah, President.
  10. Mr. Abdul Ghafar Noorzai, Senior Vice President.
  11. Miss. Zarmina Rehman Khilji, Vice President.
  12. Mr. Mohammad Asif, Secretary General.
  13. Mr. Jan Mohammad Durrani, Joint Secretary.
  14. Mr. Imran Khan Durrani, Finance Secretary.
  15. Mr. Mohammad Aslam Kassi, Press Secretary.
  16. Miss Nazia Abdul Haiy Baloch, Female Coordinator.
  17. Mr. Mohammad Yousaf Khan, Camp Counselor.
  18. Mr. Mohammad Abubakar Durrani, Youth activities Organizer.
  19. Mr. Ali Mohammad Khilji, Field Organizer.
  20. Mr. Malik Nadeem Ahmad Advocate, Legal Advisor.


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