PM inaugurates Khanewal-Multan section of motorway

Published: November 21, 2015


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Khanewal-Multan section of the Multan-Faisalabad motorway on Saturday, Radio Pakistan reported.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the premier said Pakistan has been left behind in terms of development due to a lack of focus by previous governments on energy and construction projects.

“If development work had not come to a halt in the country after 1999, Pakistan’s situation would have been different today,” PM Nawaz said.

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On the occasion, the premier, accompanied by Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana was briefed over the 56 kilometer long four lane M-4 project.


“The M-4 project which includes four interchanges, 17 bridges and 28 subways, has been completed at a cost of about Rs13 billion and will contribute towards the economy in terms of surge in employment and business opportunities,” PM Nawaz said while adding that “the motorway will help farmers as their goods will be transported easily, saving time and money.”

Further, the premier, while addressing the media and those in attendance, said that this motorway is a part of Karachi-Lahore motorway, which provides an additional linkage from Multan to other motorways.

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“There are several development projects that have been started, including motorways, and energy development projects, which will help eliminate power crisis within a period of 3 years,” he added.


Referring to Gwadar Port’s free trade zone, PM Nawaz said, “the project will down in history and from then on development in Pakistan will reach a new height.”

Earlier this month, the Balochistan government handed over 650 acres of land to a Chinese company for building and operating the Free Trade Area at Gwadar’s deep-sea port.

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The landmark agreement was jointly signed by Gwadar Port Authority Director-General Mir Dosteen Jamaldini, Gwadar Deputy Commissioner Abdul Hameed Abro and a Chinese official.

Further, PM Nawaz also discussed the situation of peace and stability in the country, stating that the law and order situation has improved and terrorism, which had once destroyed the image of Pakistan globally, has declined.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • rabbani
    Nov 21, 2015 - 3:24PM

    Much awaited. Please also work on incomplete South end of Lahore Ring Road left for years. It will solve traffic problems in Lahore.Recommend

  • Bisma
    Nov 21, 2015 - 4:13PM

    The M4 motorway is very good project Recommend

  • ZAK
    Nov 21, 2015 - 6:54PM

    These motorways will definitely contribute to the development of country.The motorway will also save time to travel to up country from Karachi.

    Keep it up.Recommend

  • Being Sarcastic
    Nov 22, 2015 - 1:58AM

    This motorway project will definitely educate billions of people in Pakistan.Recommend

  • aka
    Nov 22, 2015 - 5:55AM

    Pretty soon motorway will build in every house in pakistanRecommend

  • Humza
    Nov 22, 2015 - 6:56AM

    @Being Sarcastic: Sometimes people forget to see the big picture. For the economy to develop and for greater investment, particularly the CPEC there needs to be effective infrastructure. Rather than understand the importance of the trade corridor, rail and road routes, a number of critics will try to deride infrastructure projects with every breath. It’s a good thing that the majority of people understand the vital importance of infrastructure to get everything going.Recommend

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