M1 motorway (Pakistan)

M1 motorway (Pakistan)

Pakistan motorway routebox
motorway logo=
motorway= M1
length-km= 175
direction= East-West
start= Peshawar
destinations= Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Attock, Burhan, Hasan Abdal
end= Rawalpindi
opening-date= 1997
completion-date= 2007
junctions= N5
motorway owner= NHA
motorway operator= NHA

The M1 is a motorway in Punjab and NWFP, Pakistan. It is 175 km long, with 67 km in Punjab and the remaining 108 km in NWFP. It has become a vital link to Afghanistan and Central Asia and is expected to take much traffic off the highly used N5.


The M1 begins northeast of Peshawar as it moves in an eastern direction, crossing over the Kabul River. From here it passes through Charsadda, Risalpur, Swabi and Rashakai before crossing the Indus River. It leaves NWFP province and enters into Punjab, in which it passes through Attock, Burhan and Hasan Abdal. It ends as the continuation of the M2. The whole stretch of the M1 consists of 6 lanes with a number of rest areas along the route.


The M1 was conceived by deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his first term but was not inaugurated until 2004 by President Pervez Musharraf. On 30th October 2007, the remaining portion was inaugurated by President Musharraf and was opened to the public on 31st October 2007.

Junctions & Interchanges

"*Note: Airport Link Road is currently under proposal"


Interesting Facts

* The M1 is a vital link to Afghanistan and Central Asian states.

ee also

*Motorways of Pakistan
*National Highways of Pakistan
*Transport in Pakistan
*National Highway Authority


External links

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