Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed said on Tuesday the construction work on the “most important” Karachi-Quetta highway will begin this month.

Taking to Twitter, he said the work on the first section of the highway from Karachi to Quetta and Chaman to Khuzdar will commence this month, while its second and third sections are at procurement and feasibility stages, respectively.

“The incumbent government is building 3,300 kilometres of roads in Balochistan, which are three times more than built in the past 15 years,” Murad Saeed maintained.