November 16, 2021

The Prime Minister said,” We are aimed at building better and cost effective road infrastructure to spur economic activities in the country.” “Extending Sialkkot-Kharian Motorway up to Rawalpindi would be a game changer infrastructure project that would ensure efficient transportation of goods and services in the region,” he added. Earlier the Prime Minister was briefed that NHA is not only building more new roads but is also working hard to ensure best quality and cheaper rates. The Prime Minister was informed that 27 new road projects of 1753 KMs have been initiated by the Governments. It is worth-mentioning to note that a 4-lane road is being constructed @ Rs. 17 Crore per Kilometer as compared to Rs. 37 crore per Kilometer in the previous Government’s tenure. Moreover, the recently launched Sialkot-Kharian Motorway is also being built Rs. 10 Crore per Kilometer cheaper than Sialkot-Lahore Motorway built by the previous Government. The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to take all necessary measures to build quality infrastructure at minimum possible cost to save valuable financial resources of the country, The meeting was attended by Communications Minister Murad Saeed, Planning Minister Asad Umar, information Minister Ch Fawad Hussain, Advisor on Finance Shaukat Fayyaz Tarin and senior officers concerned.