PTV to telecast documentary on Karakoram Highway on January 1

While releasing the trailer of the documentary film made on Karakoram Highway, which is called the Eighth Wonder of the World, it was announced to be aired on Pakistan Television (PTV) on the occasion of New Year.

The trailer of the documentary titled ‘Karakoram Highway: Where Men and Mountain Meet’ was released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The documentary is directed by Zohaib Pervaiz and co-produced by Delirium Productions in association with the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO).

PTV World, while sharing the poster of the documentary on Twitter, announced that it will also be aired on state television on January 1, 2022 at 11:05 am (local time).

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Initially, the trailer was released by ISPR on December 12, 2021 and it was announced to be released on December 18, 2021. The documentary was also premiered in Islamabad, which was attended by top government and military leaders as well as showbiz personalities.

The released trailer of the documentary features aerial views of the Karakoram Mountains and interviews with several men, including well-known Urdu writer Mustansar Hussain Tarrar.

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“Karakoram Highway (KKH) — a 1300km long highway — [is] a mammoth project which is often regarded as the 8th wonder of the world. It is the emblem of Pak-China friendship, also known as the ‘Friendship Highway’,” the Facebook post read. “This herculean task witnessed numerous sacrifices, so much so that a famous proverb ‘a life lost every kilometre of the road’ came into being.

“KKH is the dream project of [the] nation, achieved through sacrifices rendered by 813 Pakistanis embracing martyrdom during the manifestation phase. These martyrs include 567 military and 246 civilians. 982 Pakistanis also suffered major injuries during the process.

“To honour and recall the historical predicament, the documentary film Where Men and Mountains Meet has been produced to showcase [the] construction and completion of the project. The KKH documentary is testament to [the] unprecedented sacrifices by FWO in particular, and [the] Pakistani nation in general.”

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