National Highway Authority Chairman Capt (r) Sikander Qayyum paid a detailed visit to Peshawar-Rawalpindi section of N-5 and took serious notice of the dilapidated condition of carriageway especially of Peshawar-Khairabad section. NHA’s Member North-Zone, senior officers and staff members of maintenance unit Peshawar NHA, accompanied him. During inspection, the chairman identified issues which were required to be attended under routine maintenance works of the carriageway. Expressing dissatisfaction over bad condition of Wah-Taxila-Hassanabdal segment of the highway, he warned the relevant officials to take immediate steps to complete repair work at the earliest. The chairman will re-visit the highway from Rawalpindi to Peshawar after 15 days and review the maintenance activities. Over bad condition of carriageway, he expressed displeasure and transferred Director (Maintenance-South), KP National Highway Authority Peshawar Said Nawaz Khan to Balochistan while Deputy Director (Maintenance) National Highway Authority Peshawar Muhammad Saleem Akhtar was placed under suspension. The officer is also directed to report at NHA HQ Islamabad.Recalling the significant role of Karachi-Lahore-Peshawar National Highway (N-5) in socio-economic uplift of the country, the chairman said keeping this highway in good condition stands among the top priority. Provision of civic and travelling amenities must be ensured at bus stops located along this highway, he added.