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Symbol of the Pakistan motorway
|Length:||3,504 km (2,177 mi)|
|Roads in Pakistan|
Motorways of Pakistan (Urdu: موٹر ویز) are a network of multiple-lane, high-speed, limited-access or controlled-access highways in Pakistan. They are owned, maintained and operated federally by the National Highway Authority. The total length of Pakistan's motorways is 929 km as of June 1, 2016. Around 2000 km of motorways are currently under construction at the moment, most of which will be completed in 2017-2018.
Pakistan's motorways are part of Pakistan's "National Trade Corridor Project", which aims to link Pakistan's three Arabian Sea ports (Karachi Port, Port Bin Qasim and Gwadar Port) to the rest of the country through its national highways and motorways network and further north with Afghanistan, Central Asia and China. The plan was initially set forth in 1990. In 2015, the China joined the project through the China Pakistan Economic Corridor which aims to link Pakistan's ports with Western China (Kashgar) through a series of road and rail networks.
|Name & Sign||Course||Length||Lanes||Completion Year||Status||Remarks|
|Peshawar – Islamabad||155 km||6||2007||Operational||It takes 1.5 hours to travel from Islamabad/ Rawalpindi to Peshawar.|
|Islamabad - Lahore||367 km||6||1997||Operational||It takes 3.5–4 hours to travel from Islamabad/ Rawalpindi to Lahore.|
|Pindi Bhattian – Faisalabad||54 km||4||2003||Operational||Connects the M-2 Motorway (near Pindi Bhattian) to Faisalabad and the M-4 Motorway. It takes less than 30 minutes from M2 junction to reach Faisalabad. It takes 2.5–3 hours to travel from Islamabad/ Rawalpindi to Faisalabad.|
|Faisalabad – Multan||233 km||4||2018||Section 1 & Section 4 operational. Section 2 and 3 are under-construction.||Under construction since 2009. Faisalabad-Gojra 58 km section and Khanewal-Multan 45 km section completed and opened for traffic. M4 Will connect with Karachi-Lahore Motorway at Khanewal and with M-3 in Faisalabad.|
|Multan – Sukkur||392 km||6||2019||Under construction||Under Construction since May 2016. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.|
|Hyderabad – Sukkur||296 km||6||2018||Planned||Construction is expected to begin in 2017.|
|Dadu – Hub||270 km||4||TBD||Planned|
|Ratodero – Gwadar||892 km||4||2017||Partially Operational/Under Construction||2-lane Ratodero-Shahdadkot section complete and operational. 2-lane Shahdadkot-Khuzdar section under construction. Work on 193 km Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab-Khuzdar section has been completed and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief Raheel Sharif inaugurated it on Feb 3, 2016. The entire project is expected to complete towards end of 2017.|
|Hyderabad – Karachi||136 km||6||August 2017||Partially Operational/Under Construction||Upgradation of existing Super Highway into 6-lane motorway. Under Construction since 11/03/2015 and will be completed in August 2017.|
|Karachi Northern Bypass||57 km||4||2009||Operational||Currently 2-lanes, to be upgraded to 4-lanes.|
|TBA||Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Motorway||230 km||6||June 2018||Under construction||Under construction|
|TBA||Sialkot Lahore Motorway||89 km||6||August 2018||Planned||Land acquisition underway|
|TBA||Hakla–Dera Ismail Khan Motorway||280 km||8||May 2019||Under Construction||Under Construction|
The the 367 km 6-lane M-2 motorway links Islamabad with the Punjab provincial capital Lahore. The road was constructed by the South Korean company Daewoo and was inaugurated in November 1997. It was also the first motorway to be built in South Asia.
The 892 km 4-lane M-8 motorway is currently under-construction. At the moment only a section of the motorway is open between Gwadar and Hoshab. When completed, it will be the longest motorway in Pakistan.
The current 4-lane Hyderabad-Karachi "Super Highway" is in the process of being upgraded into a 6-lane access-controlled motorway. The M-9 will have 8 interchanges, 2 service areas at the midway points and 16 toll plazas on entry and exit points.
The M-10 (mostly referred to as the Karachi Northern Bypass) is a 57 km long 4 lane motorway which extends from Mohammad Ali Jinnah Road, near the junction of the M9 to which it is connected through a Trumpet interchange. It then continues north for a few kilometers before turning west, where it forms an interchange with the N-25. After this interchange it eventually turns south back towards Karachi and merges onto the KPT Flyover at Karachi Port.
The Lahore Abdul Hakeem motorway is a 230 km long, 6 lane motorway that will link Lahore to the town of Abdul Hakeem where it will merge onto the M-4 motorway.
Groundbreaking ceremony of the Sialkot-Lahore Motorway began on 22 August 2016.  The 89 km long motorway is being built at a cost of Rs43 billion and will be completed in a period of 24 months.
Pakistan's Motorways are patrolled by Pakistan's National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP), which is responsible for enforcement of traffic and safety laws, security and recovery on the Pakistan Motorway network. The NH&MP use SUVs, cars and heavy motorbikes for patrolling purposes and uses speed cameras for enforcing speed limits.
The M-1 and M-2 motorways each include two 9,000 feet (2,700 m) emergency runway sections. The four emergency runway sections become operational by removing removable concrete medians using forklifts. The Pakistan Air Force has used the M-2 motorway as a runway on two occasions. The first in 2000 when it landed an F-7P fighter, a Super Mushak trainer and a C-130. Then again, in 2010 when the PAF used a runway section to land, refuel and take-off two jet fighters, a Mirage III and an F-7P, during its Highmark 2010 exercise.