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PM performs groundbreaking of Sialkot-Kharian motorway

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday performed the groundbreaking of 69 kilometre-long Sialkot-Kharian motorway project. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said this is an important and viable motorway project as will promote connectivity of the industrial area

Which national assets have been mortgaged in the past?

The Pakistan government will be mortgaging the country’s major airports and road network and issuing Sukuk bonds. Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced after a cabinet meeting has approved a summary to mortgage government assets for large-scale borrowing through issuance

ECNEC approves construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved the construction of Hyderabad- Sukkur motorway at the revised PC-1 cost of Rs 191.471 billion. The 306 kilometers six-lane divided, fenced motorway would be constructed on Built Operate Transfer

Man approaches court over Rs300 fine on motorway

ISLAMABAD: A man has approached the Islamabad High Court to cancel a fine imposed by Motorway Police which he claims does not violate the rules. On February 27, the motorway police stopped the vehicle of Muhammad Noman Awam, a resident

Lahore motorway gang rape case: ATC to announce verdict today

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) hearing the Lahore motorway gang rape case will announce its verdict today (Saturday) after arguments from the relevant parties concluded. The Lahore ATC reserved its verdict in the Lahore motorway gang-rape case during a hearing

ATC indicts two suspects in motorway gang-rape case

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday has indicted two suspects in the Lahore-Sialkot motorway gang-rape case. Prime suspect Abid Malhi and co-suspect Shafqat Bagga were presented before the court and pleaded not guilty. Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta directed the prosecution

Motorway closed as thick fog engulfs most cities of Punjab

LAHORE: The motorway was closed as thick fog engulfed most cities in Punjab including Lahore on Saturday morning leaving visibility at a low. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) recorded a temperature of 2°C in Lahore on Saturday morning. The motorway

Lessons from motorway case

The prime suspect in the heinous gangrape incident of the Lahore motorway is now under custody after more than a month on the run. A cat and mouse hunt between him and the Punjab Police came to an end after

Main suspect in Lahore motorway gangrape case sent to jail

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday approved the judicial remand and sent the key suspect in the gangrape of a woman on the Lahore motorway to jail. The suspect Abid Ali Malhi was presented in court after he was arrested

Lahore CCPO apologises for his remarks on motorway gang rape

LAHORE: Lahore Capital City Police Office (CCPO) Umer Sheikh on Monday apologised for his statement on the Lahore motorway gang rape incident. The police met with Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and tendered an uan unconditional apology towards the victim, her

12 suspects arrested for raping woman on Lahore motorway

LAHORE: Police have arrested 12 suspects for allegedly raping a woman near a motorway in Lahore. As per the notice taken by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, two separate special teams headed by SSPIA and Divisional SP were formed while

Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway to bring revolution in Sindh: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Saturday said that the Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway project would bring socio-economic revolution for interior Sindh. In his tweet, Asim Bajwa, who also heads of

ECNEC approves Rs. 289 billion motorways, road projects

ISLAMABAD: Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved four projects worth Rs. 289 billion for construction of national highways in different parts of the country. The ECNEC meeting chaired by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance

Motorway Police recover drugs from parked vehicle in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: The Motorway police have recovered drugs from an abandoned vehicle near Rawalpindi on Saturday. According to reports, the perpetrators attempted to smuggle 37 kilograms of charas in a truck, which they later parked on the side of the motorway,

Motorway roads closed as heavy fog engulfs parts of Punjab

LAHORE: The motorway road from Thokar Niaz Baig to Shekhupura (M2), were closed during the night between Saturday and Sunday as thick areas of Punjab filled with dense fog. The police on the motorway instructed the drivers to turn on

Motorway sections closed as dense fog engulfs parts of Punjab

LAHORE: The motorway road from Lahore to Samundri (M3), the motorway road from Multan to Rahim Yar Khan (M5) and the motorway road from Multan to Sukkur (M5) were closed during the night between Wednesday and Thursday as thick areas