ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is going to perform the groundbreaking of Shorkot-Khanewal Section of M-4 on Saturday.

The task will cost around twenty-two billion rupees and get two years for completion.

After completion, the project will improve the country’s vital north-south road network for the promotion of economic development, business creation and regional connectivity.

The Motorway M-4 Faisalabad-Multan 240 kilometres is divided into four parts. Faisal-Gojra and Khanewal-Multan sections have already been finished, while work is underway on Gojra-Shorkot section. The work on the fourth section of Shorkot-Khanewal will begin tomorrow.

The M-4 is also a step towards positioning Pakistan to act as a transit artery for goods moving between the port metropolis of Karachi or Gwadar in the south to Torkham on the northern border with Afghanistan. It will eventually link ports with the land-locked regions of Central Asia.