Battagram, March 19: The Karakuram Highway has been blocked due to a landslide near Battagram in the Kohistan district since 3:30am. Thousands of passengers are stuck on both sides of the blockade in several dozens of vehicles traveling in the form of a convoy.
According to details, a Convoy of vehicles moving towards Gilgit-Baltistan was stopped last night by police in Battagram for some time without any clear reasons. This led the passengers to hold a small protest demonstration. Later, they were allowed to proceed after negotiations with a Station House Office (SHO). However, by then the KKH had been blocked by a landslide.
The passengers have said that the FWO was not working on removal of the landslide debris despite of a lapse of around 7 hours.