The Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated 293 kilometre long Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan motorway in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Addressing the inaugurating ceremony, the Prime Minister has vowed to improve connectivity on the western side in order to uplift the backward and neglected areas of Pakistan. He said connecting the tribal areas and Balochistan with road infrastructure will bring a revolution in the country and ensure a bright future.
PM Imran Khan further stated that the completion of the first phase of western route under China Pakistan Economic Corridor project will accrue many benefits and ensure economic development in the backward areas. He also emphasized on the need for inclusive development.
The Prime Minister has said that our effort is to prepare such a development process wherein no region lags behind in development. He said the State of Madina was the most successful model in the world as it uplifted the common man and ensured rule of law and meritocracy.
The Premier pointed out that regardless of inflation, the present government has completed the road infrastructure projects at less cost than the previous regime. He regretted that roads were
constructed in the past to mint money whilst ignoring regions such as Balochistan. He said today the revenue of National Highway Authority has increased because the corruption has been reduced through the use of latest technology.
“We have also introduced health card scheme to develop a better healthcare system. All the households in Punjab will be provided with health cards by March this year,” he said, adding that this scheme will encourage the private sector to establish health facilities in neglected areas.