The major trade route of the Khunjerab Pass between the nations of Pakistan and China has been reopened after a three years break due to the global pandemic caused due to COVID-19 outbreak. The Khunjerab Pass is basically a pass that connects Gilgit Baltistan to the China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous area and was closed in 2020 after the outbreak caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is to be mentioned that the information of the Khunjerab Pass has been shared by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif. PM Sharif took it to his official social media handle to share the information of the reopening of the pass among the general audience.
While taking it to his official social media handle to share the information, PM Sharif added that, “The re-opening of Khunjerab Pass after three years and resumption of trade with great iron brother China is welcome. The trip that was stopped in November 2019, has been restored in 2023, Alhamdulillah.”
At the same time, he further mentioned that, “In 2018, I want to more than double the pace at which CPEC left off. CPEC is the gift of prosperity and development to the region and the people of the great leadership of the leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and China. While a foreign funded person committed the crime of making CPEC controversial.”
Notably, while recalling the friendly ties between the nation of Pakistan and China, PM Sharif added that, “The love and support of China’s leadership and people for Pakistan is unforgettable. Officials and team members of both countries deserve praise for the trade and travel recovery.”
“After three years, the restoration of the trade corridor between the two countries is a moment of great joy. The opening of Khunjarab Pass has removed another obstacle in the way of speeding up the CPEC. It is hoped that the opening of the trade corridor will increase trade between the two countries,” said PM Sharif.