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The N-25 or National Highway 25 (Urdu: قومی شاہراہ 25‎) is an 813 km national highway in Pakistan which extends along from Karachi in Sindh province to Chaman in Balochistan province. It was previously known as the Regional Cooperation for Development Highway (RCD Highway). Also known as killer highway[1]

Pakistan N-25.svg

National Highway N–25
قومی شاہراہ 25
Route information
Part of
Maintained by National Highway Authority
Length813 km (505 mi)
Major junctions
Major citiesBela, Khuzdar, Kalat, Quetta
Highway system
Roads in Pakistan
Map of National Highways of Pakistan also indicating N25


The N-25 National Highway or RCD Highway connects Balochistan with a number of provinces and cities in Pakistan, Iran and Turkey. It is 813 km long, passing through Karachi, Bela, Khuzdar, Kalat, Quetta and Chaman and continuing into Afghanistan, It then joins N-40 (National Highway 40 Quetta-Taftan International Border Circuit) which leads it via Naukundi to Road 84 in Iran and through various Iranian Highways to Turkey and onwards Europe. The highway also has a recent connection to Gwadar. It also passes through many towns in Balochistan. Over 150 commercial vans and coaches move between the port city of Karachi and Quetta. It is a major road for Balochistan, connecting the province with the rest of Pakistan.


The RCD Highway was constructed under a treaty between Pakistan, Iran and Turkey and was first constructed during the regime of Sardar Attaullah Mengal as Chief Minister of Balochistan.

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  1. ^ Shah, Syed Ali (2019-02-12). "Over-speeding, driver's negligence main reason for Bela bus inferno: JIT report". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2019-02-11.

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