Gilgit-Baltistan: KKH Re-opened after Two Weeks Closure

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GILGIT (ET): Traffic along the Karakoram Highway (KKH) will resume ending the plight of stranded passengers after two weeks.
“We decided in a meeting to allow traffic on the KKH Thursday onwards,” said Minister for Information Sadia Danish.

The highway was sealed from November 14 – a day before Muharram 10 – to avoid any untoward incidents. However, in the wake of the Rawalpindi incident on Ashura, the suspension was prolonged due to protests along the 600 kilometre-long highway.
The G-B government has remained in contact with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government over the closure but delayed the decision to reopen the KKH as it didn’t get clearance from K-P.
However, on Wednesday, the issue was settled after the G-B government discussed the issue with both the K-P and federal government.
The closure, however, has greatly inconvenienced the people of G-B as they were left without an alternative route to travel and there were not enough Pakistan International Airlines flights to help.


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