Medicines’ scarcity in GB over Karakoram Highway closure

Nov 30, -0001
Staff Report

GILGIT BALTISTAN: As the Karakoram Highway has been closed for three weeks due to floods and landslides, the markets of Gilgit Baltistan are facing medicines’ shortage, said sources Tuesday.

According to sources, almost 182 bridges have breached including four of Karakoram Highway due to heavy rains and landslides.

Government officials said that 947 kilometers roads are destroyed, over 87,0000 people from 371 villages have been affected by the flood disaster and torrential rains.

Heavy rain of 150 millimeter was recorded first time in the history of Gilgit Baltistan.

The electricity and water supply still not resumed in various areas.

The closure of Karakoram Highway also sparked food, diesel and gas shortage in Gilgit Baltistan.

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