PM directs early launch of work on Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway

ISLAMABAD, Jun 16 (znn): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Thursday directed the authorities concerned to launch the construction work on Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway at the earliest.

The prime minister, chairing a meeting to review progress on the ongoing road projects of National Highway Authority, also instructed to initiate construction of Thakot-Raikot section of Karakorum Highway, Babusar Tunnel and Khuzdar-Kuchlak road.

Calling for ensuring transparency in the process of awarding the contract, he also formed a nine-member committee to improve the procurement process.

The committee would comprise federal communications minister, Managing Directed of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority and Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council.

The prime minister viewed that the country could no longer afford delay in the development projects as during last four years, a criminal negligence was shown to impede the course of development.

He also instructed to seek the support from Pakistan’s embassies for verification of the international companies, as it was the responsibility of all relevant institutions to save the time and money of the country.

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