Islamabad: The Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed has revealed that the National Highway Authority (NHA) is close to achieving its target of increasing revenue to PKR 100 billion, helping them attain self-sufficiency and increasing their revenue by 52% in their first fiscal year, according to news sources.
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He stated that during their first fiscal year, the ministry hadn’t taken any money from the government and executed all projects with their own limited resources. Minister Murad added that additional highways and road projects were also in the pipeline, estimated to be 1,275-kilometres in length.
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The federal minister revealed that he was doing all he could to secure funds for his ministry, and that he had already recovered PKR 10 billion through the NHA so far. He expressed his hope that in 5 years, the NHA would be able to build road infrastructure projects with its own resources.
Minister Murad Saeed revealed this information while addressing a seminar titled ‘Challenges to Enforcement on National Highways and Motorways’. He said that their success was the result of introducing merit and transparency in his ministry and the NHA.