Pak-China fibre optic project is the first cross-border contact between the two neighbours Pakistan and China. The communication contact will prove to be positive for internet traffic from China to Middle East, Africa and Europe,
The cable will be operated and maintained by the Special Communication Organization (SCO), Huawei Technologies LTD deployed the project at a total cost of $44 million.
The Pak-China Fiber Optic Cable covers a distance of 822 kilometres and runs from Rawalpindi till Khunjerab pass to connect with China.
Around 18.2 kilometres portion of the cable passes through the federal capital, 466 kilometres in Gilgit-Baltistan, 280 kilometres in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and 47 kilometers in Punjab. The cable reaches Rawalpindi from Khunjerab via Karimabad, Gilgit, Chilas, Babusar Top, Naran, Mansehra and JaryKas.