Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives expressed deep satisfaction and pleasure at the reopening of the Khunjerab border, which is the highest paved international border crossing in the world, connecting Pakistan and China:
"He termed the reopening of the Khunjerab border a significant development for both Pakistan and China and went on to say that it will mark a new era of cooperation and connectivity between our two countries. The Khunjerab border is not just a symbol of the historical and cultural ties between our nations, but it also presents a unique opportunity to promote economic, trade, and tourism activities between our countries and beyond.
With the reopening of the border after a gap of three years, increased trade volumes, more investment opportunities, and improved people-to-people contacts will usher in new era of regional connectivity and higher prosperity for the masses of both nations. We are committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure the smooth flow of goods and people across the border, while also maintaining stringent security measures to ensure safety.
I am confident that the reopening of the Khunjerab border will contribute significantly to the trade and economic activities and strengthen our ties of friendship and cooperation for years to come".