Indus Highway: valley of death

I WOULD like to draw the attention of key stakeholders to the rising incidence of road accidents on the Indus Highway and the rising number of people killed on a regular basis.

Most accidents have proved fatal and disastrous.

So far no serious measure has been taken to deal with the vulnerable conditions of roads. This simply shows the lack of seriousness of the National Highway Authority that collects a heavy amount of toll tax but does not utilise it for the safety of travellers.

The way the Indus Highway is structured is quite dangerous. It passes through highly populated areas and has dangerous zigzags that become very difficult for a person to predict the opposite vehicle coming from the other side.

Also, sub-roads which are connected with the Indus Highway are in poor condition and hence cause serious accidents.

With no code of conduct in place to regulate the speed of vehicles and the proper flow of transportation, currently heavy trucks, coaches, cars and even bikes are using this road for travel. I would, therefore, request the authorities concerned to address the people’s grievances and take some concrete measure to ensure the safety of human lives.


Do you have information you wish to share with You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

More From This Section

Back to the drawing board?

APROPOS Babar Sattar’s article ‘Back to the drawing board?’ (Jan 26), it is worth mentioning that the issue of...

Israel: a colonial project

THIS refers to Irfan Husain’s article ‘O Jerusalem!’ (Jan 17). I am not a very religious person but want to...


LEADING Western news channels — BBC, CNN, Fox, Sky and DW among them — recently telecast special programmes on...

Comments (2) Closed

Jul 07, 2013 11:14am

The toll tax collected is spent on Punjab highways. During 2nd tenure of nawaz sharif he made Karachi- Hyderabad highway as a federal matter and start snatching tool tax worth 250 million per year which is suppose to be owned by Sindh govt with a promise to build motorway between Karachi and Hyderabad . The motorway never build since 1998 but the money of toll tax still collected by federal govt and spent on motorways of Punjab

Jul 07, 2013 02:30pm

Previous Govts did not do anything about it. Would you still accuse NS for this.