Motorways Plan and Map of M-1 to M-9

Motorways in Pakistan are planned to link major cities with high speed and controlled/limited access roads. The total length of planned motorways in Pakistan is over 2600 kilometers, while operational motorways in Pakistan have a combined length of about 700 km and about 300 km is under construction. Recently Prime Minister has announced to start work on Lahore to Karachi Motorway soon.

Motorways in Pakistan are either 4 or 6 lanes, with all 4 lane motorways are upgradable to 6 lanes when needed. Pakistan's motorways have a universal minimum speed limit of 60 km/h and a maximum speed limit of 110 km/h for heavy transport vehicles and 120 km/h for light transport vehicles.

Motorways in Pakistan are named with a prefix of "M" and followed by a number as M-1, M-2, M-3 etc. 
Names of National Highways are started with "N" as N-1, N-2 etc.
Names of Expressways are started with "E" as E-1, E-2 etc.

It will be interesting to know for many that some sections of the motorway can be used as an emergency runway for planes of Pakistan Air Force.

Pakistan Motorways Map

For the latest information about Motorways M-1 to M-15, Click Here

Details of Motorways

M-1 is from Islamabad to Peshawar. It is 154 Km motorway.
M-2 is from Lahore to Islamabad. It is 367 km long.
M-3 is from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad. It is 53 km.
M-4 has been planned from Faisalabad to Multan with a total length of 243 km.
M-5 has been planned from Multan to DG Khan with a total length of 84 km.
M-6 is planned from DG Khan to Kakkar with a total length of 467 km.
M-7 is planned from Kakkar to Karachi with a total length of 280 km.
M-8 is planned from Gawadar to Ratodero with a total length of 859 km.
M-9 is planned from Karachi to Hyderabad with a length of 136 km.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the planned motorway would be linked with Lahore-Karachi-Gwadar-China.

A View of Motorway M-2

Lady Police Officer of National Highway and Motorway Police (NH&MP)

Motorway Police Patrol 


  1. good project in pakistan.but rat main drive krty hwy aik issue hota hai Mototor Way police ki jo lights hain blue nd red yai crystal hain aur door sy ankhon main parna start ho jati hain mean kuch b nazar nai ata kindly iska koi hal nikalin thanks

  2. As far as I know; Internationally police, fire brigade and ambulances can only flash blue lights when in an emergency or special situations. It is illegal for them to flash lights at any other time. Motorway police needs to follow this norm

  3. If asif's information is correct, it must be followed by Motorway Police

  4. Anyone please update the present status of planned motorways.... people are anxiously waiting to drive from Islamabad to Karachi.

  5. M1, M2, M3, M4 & M9 (Extension from 4 to 6 Lanes) are completed

  6. m9 moterway constructed from hyderabad to karachi

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