ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that construction work will start soon on Lahore-Karachi motorway project.

He was addressing the annual awards ceremony of National Highways and Motorways Police in Islamabad today. The Prime Minister said experience of construction of Motorway was a successful one. More Motorways projects will be initiated in the country. The PM said, region will become the centre of economic activities due to Pak-China Economic Corridor project.

He said that it is a matter of great pleasure that performance of Motorways and Highways police is being appreciated on international level. He said many programs are being implemented from the school level to make the highways safe and to make the public aware in this regard. The PM said he wants to see motorway police more people friendly.

He also lauded the role of police in eliminating terrorism from the country.

The Prime Minister directed for enhancing efficiencies of the organization and recruitment of staff on need basis in a transparent manner. The Prime Minister announced 20 percent increase in salaries of Motorway police .

Nawaz Sharif also lauded the performance of Inspector General Motorways Police Zulfiqar Cheema .

Inspector General Motorway police Zulfiqar Cheema while highlighting the performance of Motorway Police said, the Organization is a role model for other public sector institutions, as it has highest traditions of public service. He said performance of the Motorway Police is also appreciated on international level.

He said Motorway Police will provide help to five thousand travelers daily. He said Motorway police is implementing a policy of zero tolerance for corruption and misbehavior with the travelers. He expressed the determination that Motorway Police will be made the best police of the world.

The Prime Minister distributed awards to Motorway Police personnel who showed exemplary performance in discharging their professional duties.