Friday, May 24, 2024

Landslides Paralyze Karakoram Highway: Travel Advisory Issued

The Karakoram Highway, a lifeline connecting Gilgit-Baltistan to the rest of Pakistan, grapples with severe disruption as landslides triggered by intermittent rain and snowfall render sections impassable.

The local administration issues a stern advisory urging travelers to avoid journeys until full restoration of the vital transportation artery.

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Unprecedented weather conditions have blanketed the region, leaving thousands of passengers stranded amidst plummeting temperatures and suspended electricity.

Landslides, compounded by rockfalls triggered by rain, have blocked multiple sections of the highway, including Achar Nallah in Kohistan and the Thore area.

The situation has left passengers, including vulnerable groups such as children, women, and senior citizens, marooned on both sides of the blockade. As authorities mobilize efforts to clear debris and restore connectivity, public safety remains paramount, prompting caution against unnecessary travel along the affected route.

This advisory, issued as a preemptive measure, underscores the administration's commitment to safeguarding the well-being of residents and travelers in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Chief Minister Haji Gulbar Khan directs relevant authorities to ensure preparedness for road rehabilitation and humanitarian assistance across the region, given the forecast of heavy rainfall and

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Amir Shahzad
Amir Shahzad
Amir Shahzad is a experienced journalist with exceptional leadership skills. Graduated from University of Peshawar, he pitched number of acclaimed stories in the national news channels. At present, serving as senior reporter in a reputed news channel of Pakistan, Amir deliver a vast array of in-depth and informative news packages on country's most strenuous part Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) bordering Afghanistan. He loves reading and travelling.

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