ISLAMABAD - Government is suffering grave implications in terms of revenue generation due to prolonged blockage of Karakuram Highway (KKH) and an option costing $275 million for repairing of KKH is unlikely to be materialised in coming six months. The Prime Minister has given nod for immediate repairing of the submerged part of the KKH but this project would take about six months, well-placed sources told The Nation. They said that a team of Chinese experts along with Pakistani engineers had recently visited the submerged part of the KKH to ascertain the cost and procedure for repairing. As per the recently conducted survey, two options costing $ 600 million and $ 275 million came under consideration and the incumbent government might adopt the second option of $ 275 million because of severe financial constraints. When this scribe contacted Federal Minister for Communication Dr Arbab Alamgir, he said that work on the submerged part of the KKH was underway and it might take some time for clearing the road closed for last one year. He feared that water level, which would increase in summer, could create trouble during repairing work. The Minister admitted that the blockage of road caused millions of rupees loss as trade with China had suffered. ing from last one year. He said a summary had been moved to Economic Affairs Division (EAD) for approval in this regard. It is pertinent to mention here that a portion of the Karakuram Highway went under the Attaabad lakes water between Gulmit and Ghulkin in the start of 2010.