SHANGLA, September 18: The federal government has decided to link Malakand Division to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by constructing two expressways. The construction of the expressway may cost the government around Rs6 billion, said Engineer Amir Muqam, Advisor to Prime Minister.

The advisor said that the first expressway would link Lower Dir via Chakdara with Khwazakhela in Swat district while the second expressway would be constructed to link Shangla with Swat. He said that work on PC-I for the project was underway and construction work would soon be started on it.