August 11, 2020 (MLN): Pakistan-China border via Khunjerab Pass in Hunza has closed for traffic from last night.
The border was opened for thirteen days to evacuate containers loaded with Chinese goods of Pakistani businessmen stranded in Kashgar.
Earlier, PM for Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has announced the resumption of trade with China through Khunjerab Pass temporarily.
He said that the opening of the border was a longstanding demand of the businessmen, particularly from the Gilgit Baltistan region, which remained closed due to Covid-19.
It may be noted that the border had been closed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic but both countries had given permission for its reopening from 29th July to 10th August.