The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Communications has said that the National Highways will be built with apolitical spirit whereas Peshawar Northern bypass should be completed forthwith.
PESHAWAR,(Pakistan Point News - 30th Jan, 2018) : The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Communications has said that the National Highways will be built with apolitical spirit whereas Peshawar Northern bypass should be completed forthwith. These recommendations were put forth by the NA Body in its meeting held at NHA headquarters, Peshawar on Tuesday. The Committee was informed that N-55 is going to be built in phases.
Three phases will be financed by the soft loan being issued by the Exim Bank Koria. The Committee recommended that the road from Chakdara to Lawari Tunnel may be improved on priority basis. The Committee was appraised that the road from Gilgit to Shandoor to Chitral has been made part of CPEC. However, the said area is not in the control of NHA. Rather it is under provincial control. The Committee also recommended that provincial government and the NHA should immediately take necessary steps to federalize the Gilgit-Chitral Road.
It was informed to the Committee that Provincial Government is constructing Swat Expressway with the help of FWO. However, NOC to make interchange on motorway is yet to be given. The Committee constituted a Sub-Committee to look into the matter and make it possible that the NOC is issued without further delay. The Committee declared that all the national projects, especially, the roads would be constructed with apolitical spirit. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman Standing Committee on National Assembly on Communications Muhammad MuzammilQureshi and attended by Members National Assembly (MNAs) Sahibzada Tariq ullah, Mr.
Nazir Ahmed Bughio, Sanjay Parwani, Mr. Ramesh Lal, Engr. Hamid-ul-Haq Khalil, Engr. Usman Khan Tarakai, SalimRehman, Mr. Sarzameen and Ms. Naseema Hafeez Panezai. Moreover, Deputy Commissioner, Peshawar and senior officers from National Highways and Provincial Highways, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attended the meeting.