N-25 National Highway

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Pakistan N-25.svg

RCD Highway
Route information
Part of
Maintained by NHA
Length: 813 km (505 mi)
Major junctions
From: Karachi
To: Chaman
Major cities: Bela, Khuzdar, Kalat, Quetta
Highway system
Roads in Pakistan

Map of National Highways of Pakistan also indicating N25

The National Highway 25 or N-25 is a highway located in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan. It is often referred to as the RCD Highway or Regional Cooperation for Development Highway, linking Karachi and Quetta.


The N-25 National Highway or RCD Highway connects Balochistan with a number of provinces and cities in Pakistan, Iran and Turkey. It is 813km 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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