The Pakistan Army has launched a rescue operation for the two foreign climbers , trying to scale Nanga Parbat, who are stuck in bad weather and have been reported missing since Thursday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Saturday.

"Two army helicopters, carrying four rescuers, are undertaking the rescue mission," the military's media wing said.

ISPR further informed that concerned embassies had requested the Pakistan Army to launch an operation to rescue two foreign mountaineers, one male and one female.

Polish media had reported that the two mountaineers had reached an altitude of 7,300 metres and wanted to reach the summit on Thursday. They said that people at the base camp were extremely concerned about the safety of the two climbers.