PM Nawaz performs groundbreaking of Multan-Sukkur motorway


SUKKUR: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has performed ground breaking of 393 kilometre (Km) long Sukkur-Multan motorway section during his one-day visit.


PM Nawaz was received by Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah on his arrival.

The Sukkur-Multan section is part of a major project, Peshawar-Karachi motorway. This is a part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and will be completed with help of the neighbouring country.

The six-lane motorway will pass through Multan-Jalalpur Peerwala Ahmed Pur East, Ubaro and Pano Aqil and will terminate at Sukkur.

The section will have 11 interchanges and ten rest areas. A total of around 54 bridges are to be constructed in the project with one major bridge on River Sutlej.

According to spokesperson of the PM House, Multan-Sukkur motorway would pass through major districts of Punjab and Sindh including Sukkur, Ghotki, Multan, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan.