ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Communication Minister Murad Saeed
has said the PTI government has planned to build 6,147 kilometer long
network of motorways and highways across Pakistan.
Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday, Murad Saeed said
2,000 kilometers long roads were built in last five month, whereas
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has envisioned over 4,000
kilomters long projects more than the previous government had built.
The Minister said 1,600 kilometers long projects have been executed in
last two years; besides initiating work on the Western Route of China
Pakistan Economic Corridor. He said 60 percent work on Khuzdar-
Basima road has been completed, while Hoshab-Awaran and Ratto
Dero-Shikarpur Roads have been inaugurated. He said Darra
Adamkhel project is nearing completion.
Murad Saeed said ground breaking of Quetta Bypass and Dera Murad
Jamali Bypass will be performed this month. He said these projects are
being completed at a cost of billions of rupees. He said Naukand-
Mashkhel, Ziarat-Harnai, and Harnai-Sanjavi, Shikarpur-Rajanpur, and
other projects will be started in next three months.
The Minister said ground breaking of 300 kilometers long Hyderabad-
Sukkur motorway will be performed in April this year. He also
announced to construct Sialkot-Kharian-Rawalpindi motorway. He said
796 kilomters long Chaman-Quetta-Karachi highway will be
constructed in Public Private Partnership mode.
Murad Saeed said second phase of Sawat Motorway as well as
Peshawar-Dera Ismail Khan, and Dir-Chitral motorways will be
constructed. He said the government is committed to bring backward
areas at par with other parts of the country for the utmost facilitation
of the people.