After devastating floods, the scenic Karakoram Highway was closed

Due to the possibility of heavy rain and flash floods, the Karakoram Highway (KKH) is still closed, which presents problems for motorists. Due to damage from the recent floods, the Upper Kohistan areas close to Zaid Kawar are still inhabitable.

According to Mohammad Jabran, who on Thursday took the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad road to get to Gilgit, a section of the road washed away earlier this week due to flooding. The travellers still need to get access to that road, he stressed.

He emphasised that commuters go between KP and GB via the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad road, but that there is no access to Upper Kohistan.

Dasu resident Mohammad Khaqan claimed that anyone heading to Upper Kohistan need to utilise two different types of transportation to get there. “We rode a bus to a run-down area of the KKH in the Zaid Kawar district. We took another car to get to our different destinations after walking across [the damaged area].” he said.

A Frontier Works Organisation representative told reporters that a 70-meter stretch of the KKH was destroyed by flash floods on August 27 and that work is already beginning to build a replacement ramp.

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