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CJP Nisar takes notice of Lowari Tunnel closure

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the closure of Lowari Tunnel and summoned reports from the secretary communications, chairman National Highway Authority (NHA) and chief secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in five days.  The notice was taken on an application of residents of Chitral, who complained that the tunnel has been completed but still most of the time it is kept shut and only opened for few hours which not only causes traffic jam but also creates trouble for locals, according to a…

‘Its not accountability but exploitation’, says PM Sharif

UPPER DIR: Inaugurating the Lowari Tunnel here, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that it’s not accountability test that he is going through but exploitation while decrying the Panamagate probe and the situation arising from it. Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the Lowari Tunnel here, Prime Minister said: “I want tell the JIT and PTI that no one will take your accountability test. ‘This is not accountability but exploitation’. I guarantee no one will accept it.” Calling for end of the…

PM Nawaz to inaugurate Lowari Tunnel today

CHITRAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will arrive in Chitral on Thursday (today) to inaugurate the Lowari Tunnel. According to Member National Assembly Iftikharuddin, the prime minister would inaugurate the Lowari Tunnel and other mega projects in the district. He will also address a public gathering at polo ground in Chitral, he added. Work on the Lowari Tunnel project resumed during the tenure of General Pervez Musharraf in 2005 but the project faced lack of funding issue during the five-year tenure of the…

Lowari tunnel project to be completed next month

ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority has expedited work on the Lowari Tunnel Project on the direction of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the project will be completed next month. Project Director Muhammad Ibrahim said that 94 percent work on the project has been completed at a cost of Rs21 billion. After completion, Lowari Tunnel will provide round the clock traveling facility to the people of Chitral even during the harsh winter season. He said the prime minister will be requested to inaugurate the Lowari Tunnel…

Seven labourers killed as avalanche hits Chitral’s Lowari Tunnel

CHITRAL: An avalanche killed at least seven labourers at Lowari Tunnel in Chitral on Sunday, a senior official said, with up to four more trapped beneath the snow. The accident, which also injured seven, happened near the Lowari Tunnel which connects the districts of Dir and Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, senior local administration official Shahab Hameed told AFP. "Efforts are also being made to pull the remaining workers out alive," he added. Read More: Chitral avalanche rescue mission completed, 10 bodies…

All areas of country to be connected with six, four lane motorways: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that all the areas of the country will be connected with six and four lanes motorways depending on load of traffic, ARY News reported. Chairing a meeting to review progress on major road networks across the country at PM House, the Prime Minister said the completion of road connectivity projects across the country would contribute around one to 1.5 percent increase in the GDP. The meeting was informed that for the first time in history of the country, an…