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]] This article is about the town in Gojal. For the steroid, see Sustanon; for the town in Afghanistan, see Sost, Afghanistan; for the village in Azerbaijan, see Süst

Sust or Sost is a small town in Gojal region of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. It is the last town inside Pakistan on the Karakoram Highway before the Chinese border. The town is an important place on the Karakoram Highway for all passenger and Cargo transport because all traffic crossing the Pakistan-China border passes through this town and the Pakistani immigration and customs departments are based here.

Karakoram Highway

The town of Sust is connected by the Karakoram Highway to Karimabad, Gilgit and Chilas on the South and to the Chinese cities of Tashkurgan, Upal and Kashgar in the North. The Northern Areas Transport Corporation offers passenger road service between Islamabad, Gilgit and Sost. Passenger road service between Tashkurgan and Sost also exists, and road service between Kashgar and Gilgit (via Tashkurgan and Sust) started in summer 2006. However, the border crossing between China and Pakistan at Khunjerab Pass (the highest border of the world) is open only between May 1 and October 15 of every year. During winter, the roads are blocked by snow.


In February 2007, consultants were engaged to explore the possibility of a railway link via the Khunjerab Pass. The nearest railway in Pakistan is at Havellian.



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