PM Imran inaugurates 293km lengthy Hakla-DI Khan Motorway


ISLAMABAD:

Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the 293kms lengthy Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan Motorway on Wednesday – an essential a part of the western route of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

According to reviews, the Hakla-DI Khan motorway has 11 interchanges, 36 bridges, 33 flyovers and 119 underpasses.

The motorway will assist remodel DI Khan into one of many foremost enterprise hubs in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Okay-P), linking South Punjab and Balochistan. It may even allow the availability of agricultural produce to totally different elements of the nation.

Speaking on the event, PM Imran mentioned that beforehand the event of the nation was confined solely to GT roads.

“A country achieves progress if there is uniform development across its length and breadth. It is made possible due to long-term planning like China, which has planned 30 years ahead,” the PM added.

The prime minister mentioned that future planning will envisage a roadmap in the direction of progress, embracing all elements of the nation.

“If only a few areas are developed only people living in those areas would become rich, leaving behind populations of backward areas in poverty. This was the biggest problem of the developing world,” he added.

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The premier recollected that throughout the 60s, Pakistan targeted on long-term planning as a few of the nation’s greatest initiatives had been conceived throughout that interval. He mentioned that he had persistently been stating over the last 25 years that corruption had been the largest drawback in Pakistan.

“In the past, roads were being constructed at expensive costs as the money was going into someone’s pockets. How can it be that roads constructed during 2013 were more costly than they are now,” he lamented.

Commending the efforts of the minister of communication, the prime minister mentioned that it was among the many high three performing ministries.

“Revenues of the National Highway Authority had been doubled after steps taken against corruption including e-tendering, besides NHA’s encroached land worth Rs5 billion was also recovered,” he mentioned.

The premier additional mentioned that individuals in far-flung areas had been disadvantaged of well being services as he pressured on the supply of schooling and justice.

“People in less developed areas like Mianwali would have the option of availing the best treatment facilities due to the health cards,” he mentioned. “Each family would get treatment worth Rs1 million free of cost. Such initiatives will also enable the private sector to establish a health network in these areas.”

The prime minister mentioned the Hakla-DI Khan motorway would join areas which had been much less developed. A scarcity of services compelled individuals residing in DI-Khan and Mianwali to move to developed cities, consequently leading to a ‘mind drain’ from that space.

The premier expressed confidence within the motorway going a good distance in elevating the living requirements of the individuals living in these areas.

“Such prospects would also promise a bright future of Pakistan,” he assured.

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