Roads in Pakistan

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Roads in Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستان میں سڑکیں‎) can be classified as federal, provincial and municipal roads.

Federal roads

Federal roads are controlled by the Government of Pakistan and maintained by the National Highway Authority. They are divided into 3 classes.

National Highways

Motorways

Expressways

Provincial and territorial roads

Provincial and territorial roads are controlled by the respective provincial and territorial governments of Pakistan and maintained by each province's Highway Authority.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Balochistan

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Islamabad Capital Territory

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Provincial Highways of Khyber Pakthunkhwa consists of all public highways maintained by Khyber Pakthunkhwa. The Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority under the Department of Transportation maintains over 2,388 kilometres (1,484 mi) of roadways organized into various classifications which crisscross the province and provide access to major population centres.[1] All provincial highways in Khyber Pakthunkhwa are pre-fixed with the letter 'S' followed by the unique numerical designation of the specific highway (with a hyphen in the middle), i.e. S-1, S-2, S-3, etc.[2]

Gilgit-Baltistan

Provincial Highways of Gilgit-Baltistan consists of all public highways maintained by Gilgit-Baltistan. The Gilgit-Baltistan Highway Department under the Planning & Development Department maintains over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) of roadways organised into various classifications which crisscross the province and provide access to major population centers.[3]

Punjab

Provincial Highways of Punjab consists of all public highways maintained by Punjab. The Punjab Highway Department under the Department of Transportation maintains over 38,000 kilometres (24,000 mi) of roadways organized into various classifications which crisscross the province and provide access to major population centres.[4]

Sindh

Provincial Highways of Sindh consists of all public highways maintained by Sindh. The Sindh Highways Department under the Works & Services Department maintains over 4,800 kilometres (3,000 mi) of roadways organised into various classifications which crisscross the province and provide access to major population centers.[5]

Municipal roads

Municipal roads are controlled by the respective district governments or city governments.

Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Balochistan

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Gilgit-Baltistan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Punjab

Sindh

See also

References

  1. ^ "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority Home". Pkha.gov.pk. 2001-08-29. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  2. ^ "Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority". Pkha.gov.pk. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  3. ^ "Government of Gilgit-Baltistan". Gilgitbaltistan.gov.pk. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  4. ^ "Highways Department | Punjab Portal". punjab.gov.pk. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  5. ^ "Works & Services". Sindh.gov.pk. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
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