There are several Motorways in Pakistan spanning over 2790KM, while over 1200KM are currently under construction. These Motorways are an important part of Pakistan’s National Trade Corridor Project and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Motorway Network in Pakistan links different parts of the country to the three main ports of the country that include Karachi Port, Port Bin Qasim, and Gwadar Port.
List of Motorways in Pakistan
There are currently 11 fully operational Motorways in Pakistan, while 4 more are currently under construction or planned as future projects. Meanwhile, there is one Motorway which is partially operational and being constructed at the same time.
1. M1 Motorway
The M1 Motorway (also known as the Peshawar to Islamabad Motorway) was built in the year 2007, while many of the interchanges were added to the project in later years. The M1 Motorway is 155KM long and it has six lanes.
2. M2 Motorway
The M2 Motorway was the first one ever built in Pakistan connecting the country’s capital Islamabad to Lahore, which is the Provincial Capital of Punjab. The M2 is a six-lane and 367KM long Motorway.
3. M3 Motorway
The M3 Motorway was completed in 2019. It is a six-lane Motorway spanning the length of 230KM from Lahore to Abdul Hakeem.
4. M4 Motorway
The construction for this Motorway began in 2009 and completed in 2019. The M4 Motorway has four to six lanes throughout the length of 309KM from Pindi Bhattian to Multan.
5. M5 Motorway
The Multan to Sukkur Motorway (formally known as M5 Motorway) was built in 2019. It is 392KM long and has six lanes.
6. M6 Motorway
The Sukkur to Hyderabad Motorway (M6) is currently under construction and not yet operational. The M6 Motorway will have six lanes over a length of 306KM.
7. M7 Motorway
The M7 Motorway is going to follow the route of Dadu to Hub and cover an area of 270KM. The project is still pending and construction is yet to begin.
8. M8 Motorway
The M8 Motorway (formally known as M8 Motorway) is the longest one in Pakistan at 892KM from Ratodero to Gwadar. The Motorway is partially operational and the remaining road is currently under construction.
9. M9 Motorway
The M9 Motorway (Hyderabad to Karachi) is a 136KM long six-lane Motorway which has been operational since 1028. The Motorway is more commonly as Super Highway.
10. M10 Motorway
This M10 Motorway is also known as the Karachi Northern Bypass and covers a distance of 57KM. The two lane Motorway was built in 2007 and there are currently plans to expand it to four-lanes.
11. M11 Motorway
The Lahore to Sialkot or M9 Motorway was built in 2020 and covers a distance of 103KM with four lanes.
12. M12 Motorway
The M12 Motorway (also known as Sialkot to Kharian Motorway) is currently under construction and expected to be completed by 2023. This is going to be a four lane Motorway.
13. M13 Motorway
The M12 Motorway is a planned project from Kharian to Rawalpindi. It is cover a distance of 117KM and have four lanes. The construction is expected to start somewhere around 2023.
14. M14 Motorway
The M14 Motorway (also known as Islamabad to Dera Ismail Khan Motorway) was built in 2021 and covers an area of 285KM. This is a six-lane Motorway which is also called Hakla-Yarik Highway.
15. M15 Motorway
The M15 Motorway is also known as the Hazara Motorway and covers a distance of 180KM from Hasan Abdal to Thakot. The Motorway will have six, four, or two planes depending on different points throughout the road.
16. M16 Motorway
The Swabi to Chakdara Motorway (known as M16 Motorway) was built in 2020 and covers an area of 160KM. It is a four lane Motorway, which is also known as Swat Motorway.
Interact Map of Motorways in Pakistan
Motorway Law Enforcement
The law enforcement on the Motorways in Pakistan is carried out by the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP). The NHMP provides regular updates related to traffic or status of the routes on their official Twitter account at @NHMPOfficial.
The Motorway M-TAG has been made mandatory on the M-2 and M-9 Motorway.
Read more: How to get MTag?