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Symbol of the Pakistan motorway
|Length:||4,266 km (2,651 mi)|
|Roads in Pakistan|
The Motorways of Pakistan are a network of multiple-lane, high-speed, limited-access or controlled-access highways in Pakistan, which are owned, maintained and operated federally by Pakistan's National Highway Authority. The total length of Pakistan's motorways is 576 km as of June 1, 2016. Around 3690 km of motorways are currently under construction at different part of country. Most of these motorway projects will be completed in 2020 respectively.
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.It was planned in 1990. China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project link Gwadar Port (Pakistan) and Kashgar (China) by Motorways Expressways. National Highways and Rail Network which was signed in 2013.
|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||387 km||6||April 2019||Under construction||Under Construction since May 2016. The project is expected to be completed in April 2019.|
|Hyderabad-Sukkur||296 km||6||2019||Planned||Construction is expected to begin in 2017.|
|Dadu-Hub||270 km||4||2018||Under Construction||Under Construction|
|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. The entire project is expected to complete towards end of 2017.|
|Hyderabad-Karachi||136 km||6||2017||Under Construction||Under Construction since March 2015 and will be completed in 2017.|
|Quetta-Multan||463 km||2||June 2020||Planned||Feasibility Study Underway|
|Sialkot-Lahore||89 km||6||August 2018||Under Construction||Under Construction since August 2016|
|Lahore-Abdul Hakeem||230 km||6||June 2018||Under construction||Under construction since 2015|
|Swabi-Chakdara||81 km||6||February 2018||Under Construction||Under Construction since August 2016|
|Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan||280 km||8||May 2019||Under Construction||Under Construction since May 2016|
|Lahore-Multan||333 km||6||June 2018||Under Construction||Under Construction since March 2015|
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 motorway (Peshawar-Islamabad) and the M-2 motorway (Islamabad-Lahore) each include two emergency runway sections of 9,000 feet (2,700 m) length. The four emergency runway sections become operational by removing removable concrete medians using forklifts. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has used the M-2 motorway as a runway on two occasions: for the first time in 2000 when it landed an F-7P fighter, a Super Mushak trainer and a C-130 and, again, in 2010. On the last occasion, the PAF used a runway section on the M-2 motorway on 2 April 2010 to land, refuel and take-off two jet fighters, a Mirage III and an F-7P, during its Highmark 2010 exercise.