Peshawar-Karachi motorway under CPEC to be completed by 2017: PM

PM Nawaz directs authorities to expedite energy programmes under the project


Abdul Manan July 27, 2015
PM Nawaz directs authorities to expedite energy programmes under the project. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the Peshawar, Karachi motorway under the China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project should be completed by 2017.

"Work on different sections of the Peshawar, Karachi motorway should be completed by 2017," the premier said, while chairing a meeting to review the progress of projects under the China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

During the meeting, PM Nawaz directed authorities to expedite work on the projects under the CPEC to materialise the dream of a prosperous Pakistan.

"Energy projects under CPEC should be completed on fast-track," the premier said.

Read: CPEC to be completed at all costs: Army chief

"Railway stations from Peshawar to Karachi should be upgraded and maximum facilities should be provided to the passengers," he added.

PM Nawaz also upheld that the Gwadar International Airport should be completed in the shortest possible time.

Earlier this week, Army chief General Raheel Sharif visited Panjgur area of Balochistan and vowed to torpedo the campaign run by the country’s enemies against the CPEC and help get the project off the ground.

Read: Eastern CPEC route unfeasible: report

Emphasising the importance of the CPEC, the army chief said construction of these roads would link Gwadar port with the rest of the country at Chaman and the Indus Highway.

COMMENTS (9)

yousuf | 6 years ago | Reply @nk, Have you heard of fair distribution. How much does Lahore contribute to national kitty. How much does Lahore's population is compared to Karachi's population ?
shahid | 6 years ago | Reply @Hammad Siddiqui (@hammads): Speak slowly and softly, Shah Sahab will wake up, let him sleep; and above all, we dont want Gadari to run back to Karachi as then he will see money making chance.
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