Sukkur-multan section: Ground-breaking on May 6

Invitations to officials of relevant ministries and departments will be dispatched shortly by PM House and NHA

Our Correspondent May 04, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The prime minister is expected to perform the groundbreaking of the Sukkur-Multan section of long-awaited Karachi-Lahore Motorway on May 6, as the government’s drive to muster support among the masses gains pace amid the Panama leaks scandal.

A National Highway Authority (NHA) official requesting anonymity told The Express Tribune the date of the ceremony in Sukkur has been finalised after approval from the PM Secretariat.

Chinese railway company wins bid for Karachi-Lahore motorway

The arrangements for the groundbreaking are under way and are likely to be completed by Thursday evening. Invitations to the officials of relevant ministries and departments will be dispatched shortly by the PM House and the NHA as well.

In December last year, a Chinese railway company said it had secured a $1.46 billion contract jointly with a Pakistani company to build the Karachi-Lahore motorway.

PM performs ground-breaking ceremony for Karachi-Lahore motorway

China Railway Construction Corporation said its unit, China Railway 20th Bureau Group Co, and Zahir Khan and Brothers Engineers and Constructors have won the bid to build a 1,152km section of the motorway project between the port city and Lahore, according toThe Economic Times.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2016.


salman | 6 years ago | Reply @Proud to be Muslim: That's part of the Karachi - Lahore motorway.
Karma | 6 years ago | Reply First Offshore companies of Mian sahab which are revealed in panama leaks were made from the kickbacks of the Lahore Islamabad motorways, it is very well documented in the book Capitalism’s Achilles Heel by Raymond W Baker, so now who is going to get more richer this time..
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