Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has performed the groundbreaking of Shorkot-Khanewal Section of M-4 today.
The project will be completed at a cost of around twenty-two billion rupees in two years.
After completion, the project will improve the country’s vital north-south road network and promote economic growth, create jobs and ensure regional connectivity.
The Motorway M-4 Faisalabad-Multan 240 kilometers is divided into four sections. Faisalabad-Gojra and Khanewal-Multan sections have already been completed, while work is underway on Gojra-Shorkot section. Work on the fourth section of Shorkot-Khanewal will begin today.
The M-4 is also a step towards positioning Pakistan to act as a transit artery for goods moving between the port city of Karachi and Gwadar in the south to Torkham on the northern border with Afghanistan.
It will eventually link the ports with the land-locked regions of Central Asia. -Radio Pakistan