According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the Karakoram Highway resumed for traffic on Thursday evening after being closed for three days.
It was reported by the Pakistan Army’s media wing that FWO teams worked for 24 hours straight to clear the highway despite adverse weather conditions and challenging terrain.
Landslides happened at various spots along the road, causing it to be closed. According to the Indian Security and Public Relations (ISPR), the highway has been closed at 20 spots along the road from Tata Pani to Raikot.
From July 20 onwards, Gilgit-Baltistan saw significant rainfall, which resulted in landslides and flash flooding in the region. In order to avoid becoming stranded in traffic, tourists were told to wait in Chilas until the road was cleared.