The “Friendship Highway” runs from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: AFPThe “Friendship Highway” runs from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
The “Friendship Highway” runs from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

China, Pakistan push ahead with US$6.8 billion rail project in region disputed with India

  • Beijing also announces the opening of a 118km stretch of the ‘Friendship Highway’ that will run from Islamabad to Kashgar
  • Strengthening of ties comes a year after New Delhi revoked constitutional rights giving Kashmir greater independence

Topic |   Pakistan
The “Friendship Highway” runs from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: AFPThe “Friendship Highway” runs from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
The “Friendship Highway” runs from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

Corrected [1:51pm, 12 Aug, 2020]

  • [1:51pm, 12 Aug, 2020]

    An earlier version of this story reported incorrectly that the Friendship Highway will pass through areas of Kashmir in the Indian state of Ladakh that are claimed by both New Delhi and Islamabad. It will pass through areas of Kashmir in the Pakistan-administered region of Gilgit-Baltistan.

     

     

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