According to media reports, the newly built Multan-Sukkur Motorway has become operational. The Ministry of Communications has released a press release in this regard about the newly completed 392-kilometer long Multan-Sukkur Motorway also known as M-5.
The highway will considerably reduce the time it takes to travel between Multan and Sukkur and is a crucial part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and will help reduce the overall time it will take for goods to travel from the Karakorum Highway to Karachi and Gawadar.
Furthermore, it will help play a dual role by boosting industrial growth as well as helping strengthen the agricultural sector. It will help provide greater access to inner Sindh and Southern Punjab and helping them connect to the major road networks, helping pave the way for socio-economic uplift in these areas.