Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded four Pakistanis with 'Friendship Orders' for the rescue of Russian alpinist Alexander Gukov.

According to Gazette of Russia, Kazi Muhammad, Abid Rafik, Muhammad Anzhum Rafik and Fakhar-i-Abbas became Knights of Order of Friendship for their participation in the operation to save the Russian climber.   

Climbers Alexander Gukov from St. Petersburg and Sergei Glazunov from Irkutsk were blocked on the steep slope of Mount Latok I in Pakistan.