PM congratulates communications ministry, NHA for saving public cash


ISLAMABAD:

Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated on Thursday the Ministry of Communication and the National Highway Authority for saving public cash by way of transparency and digitisation.

“4 lane highway – 138% reduced cost from PMLN govt; 125% increase in revenues and Rs.5.18 bn worth land freed from encroachments,” the premier stated in a tweet.

He added that every one this was achieved regardless of world worth hikes and inflation.

A day earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the 293-kilometre lengthy Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan Motorway, expressing the boldness that this necessary a part of the Western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would assist elevate the living requirements of the folks in these areas.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the prime minister identified that beforehand the event of the nation was confined solely to GT Road, Lahore and onwards to Karachi, which have been additionally known as Eastern route of the CPEC.

“But a country achieves progress if there is uniform development across its length and breadth. It is made possible by long-term planning like China, which has planned 30 years ahead,” he added. “The future planning will envisage a roadmap towards progress, embracing all parts of Pakistan,” he stated.

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The prime minister stated that over the past 25 years, he had been persistently sustaining that corruption had been the largest problem of Pakistan. “In the past, roads were constructed at exorbitant costs as the money was going into someone else’s pockets,” he stated.

“Roads were constructed for making money. How come roads constructed during 2013 were costly, but were now being completed at lower costs,” he puzzled. “About Rs1,000 billion have gone into the pockets of the corrupt, it happened with a poor nation,” he regretted.

However, he stated that revenues of the National Highway Authority (NHA) had doubled after the present authorities took steps towards corruption, together with e-tendering, in addition to restoration of the encroached land belonging to the NHA value Rs5 billion.

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