Motorway safety.

WE often travel from Islamabad to Multan to meet our grandparents. Despite the rather heavy toll tax, we use the motorway because of a variety of reasons even though in recent times the condition of rest areas and the public washrooms therein, especially between Faisalabad and Multan, has taken a turn for the worse.

During our recent visit, we had a horrible accident. A few miles before Abdul Hakeem interchange, an animal trying to cross the road rammed into our car, resulting in serious damage to the vehicle. Luckily, all the six of us in the car remained safe, and were able to park the car by the roadside.

Stuck in the middle of nowhere, we called the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) helpline 130. We were put on hold for an irritatingly long time considering it was an emergency helpline and no one had...

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