Modern infrastructure imperative for development of country: PM


KARACHI, Feb 03 (APP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has emphatically stated that all the promises made in the election manifesto will be fulfilled.

He was addressing a ceremony held in connection with inauguration of the first phase of seventy five kilometer long completed section of Karachi Hyderabad motorway M-9 today.

Highlighting the significance of motorways, the Prime Minister said development of modern infrastructure is imperative for the development of the country.

He said that these projects will not only promote trade but also national unity amongst the people of all the four provinces.

Nawaz Sharif said that the entire network of motorways from Peshawar to Karachi will be completed by 2019.

The 75-kilometre completed section of the 136-kilometre Motorway has four interchanges, including Dada Bhoy, Industrial Valley, Nooriabad and Thano Bola Khan Interchange.

These interchanges will provide access to various areas, including Keer Thar National Park, Jhampeer, Kinjhar Jheel and Thano Ahmed Khan.

Under China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Karachi -Hyderabad Motorway project commenced on 17 September, 2015 and the rest work will be completed by March,2018 at a cost of thirty six billion rupees.

APP/Zaheer/VNS, Islamabad