PESHAWAR, June 7: The federal government has decided to include Dera Ismail Khan district in the motorway project between Gawadar and China.
Gwadar is a free trade port city on the southwestern warm water Arabian Sea coastline of Pakistan in Balochistan province.
As per the directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Captain (R) Safdar of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, officials of National Highway Authority and Member National Assembly from DI Khan Maulana Fazlur Rahman took an aerial view of the route for motorway.
Fazlur Rahman told media that after including DI Khan in the project, the cost and distance of the route would be reduced.
A journalist from DI Khan, Mr Irfan Mughal, told TNN, “Local residents, particularly traders, are happy to hear this news as the motorway route will boost trade in DI Khan.”