KARACHI, Dec 04,2021- Federal Minister of Communication and Postal Services Murad Saeed on Saturday said bids for Motorway’s Hyderabad-Sukkur section has been received and soon Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform ground breaking of the project.
Murad Saeed, while addressing a press conference here at Sindh Assembly building along with leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh and other elected representatives of PTI, said that Hyderabad Sukkur Motorway will be the first motorway initiated by PTI government and a gift for people of Sindh.
He said that federal government was working on a number of projects of highways and roads in Sindh to ensure better communication and transportation facilities to the masses.
Green Line of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system will be inaugurated in December and people of Karachi would be able to avail better commuting facilities which they were vying for, he announced adding that another important project 786 kilometer long Karachi-Quetta-Chaman highway entered into advanced stages and construction work would start shortly.
The federal minister stated that federal government was also playing its role in completion of Karachi Circular Railway while several roads and streets were completed in Karachi through federal funding. Another road project was completed in Umerkot district which would be inaugurated tomorrow (Sunday), he added.
He said that the party that taught lessons of democracy in National assembly and senate was denting democratic principles in Sindh by constraining opposition from playing its role in assembly. It was regrettable that opposition parties in Sindh were deprived even membership in Public Accounts Committee and standing committees while Shahbaz Sharif was made chairman PAC although he was under allegations of corruption, he remarked.
Murad Saeed while condemning brutal killings of Fahmida Sial, Nazim Jokhio and Sakhawat Rajput said that law and order situation in Sindh was out of control as people were murdered by influential persons. Um-e-Rabab was another example of injustice in Sindh whose father and other family members were assassinated and she was in quest of justice.
He alleged that Sindh government had attempted to deprive local government institutions from their constitutional rights and responsibilities, he said adding that article 140-A of the constitution that provided for financial, administrative and political empowerment of LG bodies was violated in Sindh.
Murad Saeed while replying a question about Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway M9 said that communication ministry was in contact with Sindh government for improving the M9 but issue of right of the way was not resolved so far.
He said that there were 118 toll plazas under control of NHA and PTI government has not raised toll tax but agreement regarding M9 motorway was inked in 2015 for 20 year term.