ISLAMABAD China and Pakistan may work jointly on the vital project of the realignment of 20-km stretch that submerged in the Attabad Lake at Hunza at the famous road link, Karakoram Highway (KKH). Chinese experts team would arrive in Pakistan in a couple of days, official sources told TheNation. It would not be out of place to mention that earlier Pakistan had requested the Chinese cooperation regarding the realignment of the damaged part of Karakoram Highway (KKH). As per the set agenda, sources said, a joint team comprising Pakistani and Chinese experts would work to complete the task. The blockage of trade has cost both countries about $17.8 million, which is about a quarter of the annual trade. Sources said that in the upcoming visit of President Asif Ali Zardari to China the issue regarding Karakoram Highway (KKH) would also be taken up. Here, it is pertinent to mention here that China has already pledged around $200 million for different projects including realignment, extension of KKH, construction of bridges, realignment of damaged part etc. When contacted, Chairman National Highway authority (NHA) Mr Altaf said that Chinese team was arriving in coming days. The work assessment of KKH damaged part would start with the visiting team in collaboration terms. To a question about pledges, he assented that there were pledges from our friendly county. It may also be mentioned here that reportedly the surging Hunza lake triggered by landslide severed the road links between Pakistan and China as rising water levels submerged part of the Karakoram Highway at Gilmat. Most of Karakoram Highway comes under water in Gojal Tehsil headquarters of Gilmat, cutting off Gilmat from other areas of Gojal. Earlier, a couple of weeks before, a Chinese team China Road & Bridge Corporation (CRBC) also paid visit to Pakistan and discussed several road project with NHA.