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Pak-China border reopens with SOPs


The Pak-China Border on Gilgit-Baltistan has been reopened for all kinds of trade and tourism activities after a closure of almost one and a half years due to fears of Covid-19 pandemic.

The Pak-China border on Gilgit-Baltistan was closed for every kind of trade and tourism activity since 2019 to contain coronavirus spread. The border closure caused severe economic hardships for traders of not only GB but all over the country. 

In a notification released by the federal ministry for foreign affairs on Monday, it was stated that the Chinese embassy had informed about the reopening of the border (from Chinses side) for every kind of trade and tourism goings-on. 

The border area from the Pakistani side of Gilgit-Baltistan is also being reopened with stringent standard operating procedures in place, the notification said. 

The trader community has hailed both governments decision regarding the reopening of the border.

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