ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday congratulated the Ministry of Communication and National Highway Authority (NHA) for saving public money through transparency and digitization and achieving a 138% reduction in the cost of constructing a four-lane highway when compared with the PML-N government.
Imran Khan in a Twitter post also mentioned 125% increase in revenues as well as freeing the land worth Rs. 5.18 billion from encroachments as the government’s achievements.
“All this [was achieved] despite global price hikes and inflation,” he remarked.
Congratulations to Min of Communication & NHA for saving public money through transparency & digitisation:4 lane highway – 138% reduced cost from PMLN govt; 125% increase in revenues & Rs.5.18 bn worth land freed from encroachments. All this despite global price hikes & inflation pic.twitter.com/50kqlFDgAQ— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 6, 2022
The Prime Minister in his tweet also shared data that showed that the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) government spent Rs. 172 million as against Rs. 411 million of the PML-N government (2013-18) on the construction of 4-Lane Highway, depicting 138% reduction in cost.
Similarly, the data shared by Imran Khan also showed a 53% reduction in the cost of constructing a 4-Lane Motorway with the PTI government spending Rs. 385 million against Rs. 606 million spent by the PML-N government (2013-18).
The data also showed that the PTI government spent Rs. 53 million as against Rs. 80.1 million per kilometer on the rehabilitation of roads, achieving 51% reduction.
The Prime Minister, in his Twitter post also shared the data which showed that the PTI during the first three and half years had generated Rs. 184.14 billion of revenues [in the communication sector] as against Rs. 81.78 billion of the PML-G government in the same period, depicting a 125% increase.