Islamabad : The Karakoram Highway has been opened for general traffic on Thursday which was closed for public due to security reasons after Rawalpindi incident.
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir has directed Gilgit-Baltistan government to make coordination mechanism for the security of commuters on this Highway.
Karakoram Highway is not only the sole mean of traveling but also the only way of transportation of goods to the people of the area.
He said that the Government with the help of provincial governments‚ is trying to ensure fool-proof security of the region by raising a specialized company of Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts.
He said that funds have already been issued for this purpose and force will come into existence within a few months.
The Minister said that by the constructions of Pak-China economic corridor and proposed dams‚ this Highway will acquire high importance. He said economic corridor project will bring prosperity in the area.