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KKH to be opened for one-way traffic today

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid on Thursday told the National Assembly that hopefully Karakoram Highway (KKH) would be opened for one-way traffic today.

He was responding to a point of order of Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah regarding shortage of food items and miseries of people of Gilgit Baltistan following the closure of KKH after recent rains.

He said there were 200 landslides on the KKH due to the recent rains which were cleared while work was in progress on two blocked areas of Dasu and Khayal and it would also be cleared for one-way traffic within two days.

He said two C-130 aircraft from Monday would carry eight tonnes edible items and other materials daily to Gilgit Baltistan.

The minister said the National Disasters Management Authority (NDMA) had so for provided 29 tonnes assistance that included food items and other commodities, Punjab government eight tonnes, Balochistan eight tonnes and Pakistan Army has provided five tonnes of goods and food items to the stranded people of Gilgit Baltistan.

Source: Daily times

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