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Motorway police bars buses from playing Indian movies 

Heavy fine to be imposed on violators

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September 14, 2019


Three restaurants along Lahore-Islamabad Motorway sealed for selling low-quality meat, using old oil

The Punjab Food Authority also imposed a fine on a fourth restaurant

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March 24, 2019


Sections of the motorway closed for Pakistan Day parade preparations

Sections from Peshawar to Islamabad and Islamabad to Lahore have been closed

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March 18, 2019


Drunken captain crashes Russian cargo ship into South Korean bridge

A gaping 5m wide hole was torn into the bridge

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March 1, 2019


Aasia Bibi verdict: From Karachi to Islamabad, what routes to avoid amid protests

A guide to what’s blocked and what’s not

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November 1, 2018


Lyari Expressway: Here’s why commuters should breathe a sigh of relief

KARACHI: The Lyari Expressway has finally become functional for the public after the prime minister inaugurated the project on Sunday.  Commuters in the mega city should breathe a sigh of relief–the project has finally been completed after 15 years and at a staggering cost. However, since it has finally seen the light of day, the…

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January 30, 2018


Smog condition persists; different Motorway section closed

ISLAMABAD: Various sections of Pakistan Motorway have been closed for traffic due to dense smog. According to Motorway police, M-I has been closed from Swabi to Peshawar, M-II from Kallar Kahar to Lahore and M-IV from Faisalabad to Gujran and Khaniwal to Multan. Commuters have been advised to access helpline 130 and Control Room number…

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November 13, 2017


Motorway accident claims lives of 14 including 3 children

ISLAMABAD: At least 14 people including three children were burned to death in a blaze that overtook their vehicle following a collision with a trailer at Motorway near Chakri Interchange on Tuesday. According to details, a van packed with passengers collided with a trailer near Chakri on the motorway here Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for…

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September 12, 2017


Dodgy Drivers  

  By: Zara Maqbool After almost two decades I traveled on the GT road for a family wedding. It was a thirty minutes stretch off the motorway to Sargodha city and saying that we almost died would not be an exaggeration. A single road with two way traffic, fast and rash car drivers but what…

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July 29, 2017


All you need to know about Budget 2017-18

ISLAMABAD: Samaa TV on Friday obtained the details of the federal budget for fiscal year 2017-18 which will be announced by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday afternoon. The total outlay of the federal budget is Rs. 4.8 trillion. According to details, the federal government is allocating Rs. 15 billion for Interior Ministry while Rs….

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May 26, 2017


Stop politics of accusation or you will perish, Nawaz warns opposition

SHEIKHUPURA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the opposition to stop its politics of accusation or else they will perish, Samaa reported. He made the statement while addressing the inauguration ceremony of LNG-based Bhikki power plant in Sheikhupura. PM said, “Learn from the past and fear God. Stop boasting.” He added that those who harmed…

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April 19, 2017


Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway opened after 15-hour traffic jam

KARACHI: A massive traffic jam was witnessed at Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway after a trailer overturned on the road, Samaa reported. The 14-hour long traffic jam took place after a trailer overturned at Kathore area. Hundreds of motorists were stuck in the giant traffic jam on Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway on Saturday night and had to wait the whole…

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April 9, 2017


Joint check posts set up to enhance security, surveillance on motorway

RAWALPINDI: Security forces have set up joint check posts on motorway to enhance security and surveillance as part of ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, Samaa reported. “Pakistan Army, Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) and police established joint check posts on M-1 and M-2 (Motorway) to enhance security and surveillance,” ISPR said in a press release. Earlier this week, Pakistan…

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February 26, 2017


PM to inaugurate completed section of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the completed section of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) on Friday (Feb 3). According to a PM House press release issued here on Wednesday, the 75 km completed section of M-9 has four interchanges -Dada Bhoy Interchange, Industrial Valley Interchange, Nooriabad Interchange and Thano Bola Khan Interchange. These interchanges…

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February 1, 2017


PM orders connecting all Pakistan areas with motorways

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said all the areas of the country would be connected with six and four lanes motorways depending on the load of traffic. Chairing a meeting to review progress on major road networks across the country at PM House, the Prime Minister said this initiative was a significant step…

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November 30, 2016


Fog-caused accident claims nine lives in Pindi Bhatian

RAWALPINDI: At least nine people were killed and scores others wounded after several vehicles collided with each other amidst extreme foggy conditions in Pindi Bhatian on Thursday. The pileup accident took place on Motorway near Sukheki Interchange on Thursday morning owing to reduced visibility. The Rescue sources said at least 15 vehicles bumped into each…

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November 3, 2016


Motorway, GT Road closed to bar PTI caravans from entering Islamabad

LAHORE/ATTOCK/PESHAWAR: Authorities are making all out efforts to stop caravans of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from entering Islamabad for Nov 2 protest, Samaa reported Saturday. In this regard, according to our correspondent, G.T Road is being closed with container at Sheranwala Bagh, Sheikhupura Morr and Wazirabad to bar PTI caravans coming from different cities of Punjab….

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October 29, 2016


PAF holds ‘High Mark’ exercise on motorway

LAHORE: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Thursday carried out its routine “High Mark” exercise involving landing of F-16 aircrafts on motorway near Lahore, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, a section of motorway from Sheikhupura to Kot Abdul Malik has been closed for the war drills. Also read: PIA flights to northern areas suspended “High…

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September 22, 2016


Sukkur-Multan motorway to create 10,000 jobs: China

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Deputy Ambassador, Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday that world largest construction company was implementing Sukkur-Multan section of Karachi-Lahore motorway project creating more than 10,000 jobs for local people of Punjab and Sindh provinces. As many as 20 camps had been set up for the staff participating in the construction work of US$ 2.9…

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September 21, 2016


Motorway Police announces schedule for closure

Motorway Police has issued a schedule for the closure of M-2 at different sections due to construction and repair work. According to schedule, Motorway-2 will remain closed from Sheikhupura to Kala Shah Kaku on Thursday from 5:00 a.m to 5:00 pm. The motorway-1 too was closed today from Swabi to Burhan from 2:00 a.m and…

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September 21, 2016