ISLAMABAD: At least 45 Pakistanis were stranded in Chinese Tashkurgan as Shahrah-e-Resham was shut due to landsliding caused by torrential rains in the area.
The marooned persons can neither go back to Xinjiang nor enter Pakistan as landsliding has confined the movement, private news channel reported.
The people are forced to take up rooms in nearby hotels that are quite expensive driving them to verge of going broke.
Being at a high altitude, lower oxygen level is another issue for the people stuck there.
Talking to the private news channel, Sarfraz Bacha, one of the stranded Pakistanis, said that 45 persons were stuck in the area and their visas were about to expire.
Bacha said that most of the stranded families hail from different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while one belongs to Punjab.