ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will likely to inaugurate today (Monday) the newly constructed 24-kilometre portion of Karakaram Highway built in collaboration with China. Built with a cost of $275 million, the project consists of five tunnels with a total length of seven kilometers, two bridges and 78 culverts and it took five years to complete. The tunnels have been named as Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels. In 2010, a huge landslide had blocked the flow of Hunza River and developed an artificial lake.

The disaster had also claimed several lives, submerged surrounding villages and displaced around.