Being a resident of Model Colony, I have to travel through the National Highway. However, a long stretch of the road needs major maintenance and repair. 

Starting from Malir Halt to Malir Bridge near Murghi Khana bus-stop at Quaidabad, both sides of the National Highway are in a deplorable condition. The remaining part of the road which leads to Pakistan Steel Mills and Port Qasim is in a sorry condition. 

This not only causes high levels of environmental pollution but also traffic problems. The poor state of the road affects several thousands of people using the route on a daily basis. Considering that the National Highway is on a main location, I request the concerned authorities to repair the damages. 

SYED OVAIS AKHTAR, 

Karachi, July 1.