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  • Govt asked to change motorway route to protect heritage site

    MINGORA: Activists on Friday expressed fear that the construction of the Swat motorway would destroy the 2,000-year old Kushan-era Shah Kot pass in the Malakand district, which is an important heritage site of the region...

    “This is the only route connecting Swat and the adjacent areas with the rest of the country constructed by Buddhists, most probably in Kushan era, but it was deserted after the Malakand road was constructed in 1896...

  • Ecnec okays Rs124bn motorway on western route of CPEC

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Friday approved a coal-conveying system from Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) to the railway network at Port Qasim...

    During the meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Ecnec approved a proposal submitted by the Ministry of Communications for the construction of motorway from Buran/Hakla on M-1 to Dera Ismail Khan, on the western route of...

  • Army officer dies after falling into ditch near motorway as containers blocked route: ISPR

    An officer of Pakistan Army, Lt Col Shahid, died on Saturday evening after falling into a ditch near Hazro on the Rawalpindi-Peshawar Motorway, while another officer sustained serious injuries, the military’s media wing said...

    “Since the routes were blocked with containers, both officers got down from vehicles and were on foot to find an alternate route for the convoy,” the statement read...

  • Children among 12 killed in motorway crash

    RAWALPINDI: At least 12 people, including children, burned to death after an overcrowded Rawalpindi-bound wagon caught fire after colliding with a heavy trailer on the M2 Motorway near Chakri on Tuesday...

    According to a spokesperson for the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP), the accident occurred when the passenger wagon (LZT-1212) reached near Chakri...

  • PAC okays unauthorised arms deal between intel agency, motorway police

    ISLAMABAD: Despite opposition from a PML-N lawmaker, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday hastily settled a para regarding an unauthorised weapons deal between Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP)...

    Audit objectionsIn its objections, the audit report stated: “the arms and ammunitions were not purchased from Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF), Wah [the authorised vendor]… items...

  • Rs260bn motorway to burden people, Khursheed tells PM

    ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah has advised Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to upgrade the National Highway (N-5) to an eight-lane road instead of “wasting” Rs260 billion on the Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway...

    In a letter to the premier, Mr Shah said the Motorway, comprising a 300-kilometre six-lane road, was the most expensive project in the history of the country...

  • Rs9bn credit for Sialkot-Lahore motorway approved

    ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Friday approved the issuance of Rs9 billion standby credit for the Sialkot-Lahore motorway, one-month salary to Pakistan Steel Mills’ (PSM) employees and extension in incentives for exporters...

    Informed sources said the motorway project was being developed on a build-operate-transfer basis at an estimated cost of Rs45...

  • Commuters relieved as 17-hour gridlock on Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway loosens

    Traffic on the Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway eased up Sunday afternoon following a 17-hour-long gridlock after an oil tanker met with an accident near Nooriabad overnight, DawnNews reported...

    The oil tanker was on its way from Karachi to Hyderabad when the trawler's driver reportedly sped up near Nooriabad, causing it to flip over, National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) officials told DawnNews...

  • ‘Road accidents on motorway increased in 2016’

    Road had decreased when compared with the Motorway...

    In response to a question from PML-N, MNA, Begum Tahira Bukhari about increasing road accidents, the National Highway Authority said the motorway had registered 375 fatal and non-fatal accidents whereas the G...

  • Sepa issues guidelines to NHA, FWO on Karachi-Hyderabad motorway project

    HYDERABAD: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) issued certain guidelines on Tuesday to the National Highway Authority (NHA) and Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) to control environmental pollution in the project of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9)...

    Guidelines were issued at a public hearing held at a local hotel, presided over by Sepa Director General Naeem Ahmed Mughal and attended by all stakeholders and residents of...

  • CM to open work on Swat Motorway today

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will inaugurate the Rs41 billion Swat Motorway on Thursday...

    Officials told Dawn that the chief minister was likely to perform the groundbreaking of the project at two places, first at the Karnal Sher Khan Interchange on Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway and later in Chakdara...

  • Hazara motorway will be 6-lane thoroughfare, says Nawaz

    HARIPUR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the project review ceremony of the Hazara Motorway project in Chichiyan on Thursday, where he announced that the motorway would be a 6-lane thoroughfare, and directed officials to complete the project by December, earlier than the estimated completion date in 2017...

    He was told that the Havalian section of Hazara motorway is being constructed at a cost of over Rs22billion...

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