Future of Transport Sector in Pakistan
The role of road transport in economic development of a country is beyond imagination. Pakistan is on the path of a development and it needs strong network of road to connect market to cities and so on. A country cannot progress unless it has a good system of road network. The road network is the backbone of trade and commerce in the country.Present government is focusing on this issue. Road transportation helps to create local employment, facilitation of inter-community trade and migration, mobility of skilled labour-force, alleviation of poverty, economic use of natural resources, diversification of markets, provision of fuel, improvement of productivity and so on. Globally modern Transport and fast Communication system is changing every aspect of human life at a very fast pace. We cannot deny the fact that currently the way of life is changing faster than ever before, mainly due to improvement and advancement in the Transport and Communication means.
As said earlier, modern transport and communication facilities play a major role in the economic uplift of a country as a whole. It also increases agricultural and industrial production etc. Pakistan is taking benefits of its strategic location and has focused on to develop efficient and well integrated transport and communication system by connecting remote regions of the country into one road one Asia chain. With the help of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor, roads and railways infrastructure will integrate Pakistan with the regional countries which will result in generating economic boom by integrating Pakistani markets with Central Asia, Middle East and other parts of the world. The Corridor will be a strategic game changer in the region and would go a long way in making Pakistan a richer and stronger entity. The investment on the corridor will transform Pakistan into a regional economic hub and it will be confidence booster for investors and attract investment not only from China but also from other parts of the world. Other than transportation infrastructure, the economic corridor will provide Pakistan with modern telecommunication and energy infrastructure, also.