Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the 33-km motorway from Multan to Shujaabad city for public on Saturday. This section is the part of 392km Multan-Sukkur Motorway. This superhighway is the largest transport infrastructure under CPEC which will connect the country’s southern port city of Karachi with northwestern city Peshawar through the populated provinces of Punjab and Sindh.
The Prime Minister declared this Motorway, also called M-5, symbol of China-Pakistan cooperation and praised Belt and Road Initiative.
The Chine Ambassadors to Pakistan Yao Jing said the dream of CPEC is becoming reality and Chinese companies working on CPEC has produced 100,000 jobs for locals so far.
The M-5 will reduced distance between Multan and Sukkur to 392km from 463km. It will have 11 interchanges, 22 toll plazas, six public service areas, five rest areas, 107 underpasses, 188 subways, 100 bridges and other facilities.