Pak-China border (Sost) reopened for trade & traffic
Sost Gojal, April 01(Sost Today): Pakistan and China have resumed trade and traffic on the Karakoram Highway, through the Khunjerav Pass. The two countries had earlier this year agreed through a revised agreement to open the border on 1st April, instead of 1st May, as was the past practice.
The importance of the trade through the Karakoram Highway has increased significantly due to the recent agreement on Khunjerav-Gawadar economic corridor.
The trade through Karakoram Highway has badly been disrupted due to the blockade and destruction caused by the Attabad Landslide and the dammed Hunza River.
currently, tunnels are being constructed near Attabad and Ayeenabad to realign the KKH. The realignment work is likely to be completed before by the end of 2014, according to China Roads and Bridges Corporation (CRBC) officials, who are working on expansion and realignment of the KKH.