PAKPATTAN

Two main roads connecting district Pakpattan to Bahawalnagar and Arifwalla are in dilapidated condition because of construction and maintenance work continuous for years.

Pakpattan-Murley Road has been causing problems for the commuters and vehicles while the authorities concerned have yet to wake up to the situation. The Pakpattan-Murley Road connects the area of Bahawalnagar and Vehari districts which are other major towns of the province.

On the other hand, Pakpattan-Arifwala Road has been under construction for over seven years and the authorities concerned are delaying the project for reasons better known to them. However, the persons sitting at the helm of affairs always maintain that budgetary constraints were the primary reason for the delay, and the provincial government should release funds for its completion. The road users have been facing problems for almost one decade.

The Pakpattan-Murley Road is used for connecting fields to the market, especially Ittefaq Sugar Mills which is situated on the Pakpattan-Sahiwal Road. The local farmers of the area are worried now about taking their sugarcane crop to the nearest mills since vehicles would not be able to ploy on these two roads because of construction work. They have appealed to the authorities concerned to construct these roads.