After being closed for more than two and a half years, the main land border crossing between Pakistan and China at Khanjarab is being reopened for commercial activities from April 1.
The Khanjarab Pass was closed in November 2019 to prevent the transmission of the corona virus between the two countries.
The pass was temporarily reopened in July and September 2020 and again in November 2021 to facilitate the transportation of containers loaded with goods stuck in China.
During the temporary opening of the border, containers stranded in China were unloaded at Khanjarab Top instead of the port of Sost.
A statement issued by the Kashgar district administration in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region said that under the agreement reached between China and the government of Pakistan on May 22, 2013, the Khanjarab Pass would be officially opened on April 1, 2022. Will be upgraded.
According to officials, Chinese officials have shared a letter with Pakistan regarding the reopening of the pass from April 1.
The letter also said that steps would be taken to curb the spread of Code-19.
China has instructed the port authorities to take all necessary steps to prevent the spread of corona virus before the shipment of goods from Pakistan begins.
Similarly, Pakistani border officials have been directed to ensure control of the disease.
Under the protocol agreement reached between the two countries, trade and travel activities from Khanjrab Pass will continue from April to November.
Gilgit-Baltistan is considered the gateway to the C-Pack and locals say regular trade through the Khanjarab Pass is essential to ensure the success of the One Belt One Road project.