PTI govt introduces road projects 300 times more than past regimes

Staff Reporter

Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed on Thursday said the government has launched different roads projects that 300 times more than the previous governments as former rulers claim, they built many motorways and highways.

Addressing at National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) ceremony titled ‘Honouring Outstanding Contribution’, he said that a number of road projects were under construction while some of it had already been completed and more to be inaugurated soon.

He highly praised the Inspector General NH&MP Syed Kaleem Imam and his whole team for the outstanding performance.

The minister appreciated NH&MP for introducing ‘Mashwara’ feature in ‘Humsafar’ Application where people can ask or suggest anything related to Pakistan Motorways and respond quickly to serve the people more effectively.

Murad Saeed said that people’s proposals would be welcomed through new feature titled ‘Mashwara’. He said that the government was working to bring further improvement in NHA system.

‘Modern technologies are being acquired to ensure transparency in different departments’ he said.

The minister said that NH&MP and Postal Services have achieved all its set targets, adding that e-procurement system was introduced in National Highway Authority to ensure transparency.

The minister said the work would be started on Dir-Swat, D.I.Khan-Peshawar and Hyderbad-Sukkar Motorways, adding that an important motorway project Sialkot-Kharian and Kharian-Rawalpindi would be started on 25th May.

The minister said that the work would also be started on Balkasar-Mianwali and Muzafarghar- DG Khan roads.

He said they have also initiated mega road projects like M-8, Khuzdar-Basima, Ratto Dero, CPEC Western route and Dara Adamkhel project.

He said the western route of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), after completion, would bring prosperity in the backward areas of South Balochistan. The minister said that Rs 50 billion revenue target was achieved by his ministry.

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