TOBA TEK SINGH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Karachi-Lahore motorway on Monday and called it “a grand development project”, Aaj News reported.
Speaking to the audience gathered for the launch of the Gojra-Shorkot M4, the PM said that the motorway will be an important asset for the country.
He lamented that for the last 10 years the construction of the motorway was ignored.
The motorway will connect Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, and is expected to improve trade within the country.
The PM said that after ensuring a smooth road network in the country, improving the energy supply will be his next priority.
He added that the the largest international airport of Pakistan will be created in Gwadar. “A seaport is also being constructed which will connect Pakistan to Central Asia.”
The Karachi–Lahore Motorway sometimes referred to as “KLM”, is a 1,152 km high-speed, access-controlled, 6-lane motorway under construction in Pakistan and scheduled to be completed by September 2017.