China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO -

The Karako­ram High­way stretches more than 1,200 kilo­me­ters through the Karako­ram Moun­tains, con­nect­ing Pak­istan and Kash­gar, Xin­jiang Uygur au­ton­o­mous re­gion. It’s also known as China-Pak­istan Friend­ship High­way, in the north­ern sec­tion of the $46 bil­lion China-Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor. The con­struc­tion of the high­way started in the 1960s with Chi­nese aid, and fin­ished in 1979. It is the only land route con­nect­ing the north of Pak­istan with the cap­i­tal Is­lam­abad and the south­ern coastal re­gions.

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