Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed on Monday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has completed work on 2,000 kilometers road projects and also started work on additional 6,118 km of roads network.
In a tweet, he said that the government has also started work on 3,300 km road projects in Balochistan.
He said that the road projects started in Balochistan were including Zhob Kuchlak, Nokandi Mashkeel, Khuzdar Bisimah, Ziarat Morr Kuch Harnai, Hoshab Awaran, Dera Murad Jamali Bypass, Quetta Bypass and Kuchlak Khuzdar.
The minister also shared a video of the road project under construction in Balochistan province.
Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (PKM) meets the highest standards, utilizes full software and hardware functions, and is on a par with several of the world’s leading motorways.
“Definitely, it is the most comfortable road in Pakistan. And local people believe that PKM is the road of friendship between China and Pakistan,” according to Xiao Hua, general manager of the PKM project and chairman of the China State Construction Engineering Corporation Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.
The year 2021 marks the 70th year of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan. One of the shining symbols of the bilateral cooperation is the Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (PKM), which has helped improve the traffic efficiency and overall traffic conditions in Pakistan.
As the largest transport infrastructure project undertaken to date in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the 392-kilometer-long project was completed by China Construction in 2019. This year the project won China’s National Quality Golden Engineering Award, CGTN reported on Tuesday.
The CPEC, an iconic project of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, is a framework of regional connectivity under construction throughout Pakistan beginning in 2013. It is also one of the key witnesses of China-Pakistan bilateral relations, carrying 70 years of engagements to the next level.