Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated Lowari Tunnel project. The 8.5 km long tunnel will provide all weather resistant route, connecting Chitral to rest of the country. Construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a long standing demand of the people of the area which had been negated in the past.

While addressing the ceremony, the premier stated that although Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) did not win in this constituency but still ruling party is working here. 

"This is the happiest moment in last four years of my government," Nawaz stated. 

He further stated that his party is making new Pakistan as well as new Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP). "We gave them chance to make new KP but they could not do it hence we are doing their work," he said. 

The premier asserted his party will make Chitral equal to Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. "Chitral was cut off with rest of Pakistan especially in winters but now this is not the case and traffic will remain intact throughout the year," he said. 

Prime Minister further added that PML-N is constructing power plants, roads, tunnels and now universities, hospitals and all facilities will reach to Chitrail. 

"This project was started in 1974 but we are the one who finished it." 

While discussing about Panama Leaks case investigation and Joint Investigation Team (JIT), Nawaz Sharif said that this is not accountability rather it is revenge. 

The tunnel has been completed at a cost of about twenty-five billion rupees. The travelling time of Peshawar has been reduced by 7 hours due to the construction of this tunnel.

The project will elevate economic growth through accelerated trade activity, generate employment opportunities for locals and promote tourism industry.