The N-5 or National Highway 5 (Urdu: قومی شاہراہ 5) is a 1819 km[1] national highway in Pakistan, which extends from Karachi in Sindh to Torkham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The N-5 is the longest national highway in Pakistan and serves as an important north–south road artery, extending through Hyderabad, Moro and Khairpur in Sindh before crossing into Punjab province where it passes through Multan, Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhelum and Rawalpindi. At Rawalpindi, it turns eastwards and passes through Attock Khurd before crossing the Indus River into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to continue through Nowshera and Peshawar before entering the Khyber Pass and reaching the border town of Torkham in the FATA. Its total length is divided into 1021 km in Punjab, 671 km in Sindh, 127 km in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the remaining 38 km in the FATA. It is managed by the National Highway Authority.

Pakistan N-5.svg

National Highway N–5
قومی شاہراہ 5
Route information
Part of , ,
Length1,819 km[1] (1,130 mi)
Existed1913–present
Major junctions
South endKarachi
 Pakistan N-110.svg N-110 Gharo Interchange
Pakistan N-55.svg N-55 Kotri Interchange
Pakistan N-305.svg N-305 Sakrand Interchange
Pakistan N-115.svg Tarind Interchange
Pakistan M-4.svg M-4 Shah Shams Tabrez Interchange
Pakistan N-70.svg Bahawalpur Bypass Interchange
Lahore Ring Road Thokar Niaz Baig Interchange
Lahore Ring Road Niazi Biag Interchange
Pakistan N-60.svg N-60 Shahdara Interchange
Lahore Bypass
Islamabad Expressway T-Chowk Interchange
Kashmir Highway Motorway Interchange
Pakistan N-125.svg N-125 Taxila Interchange
Pakistan N-35.svg N-35 Hasan Abdal InterchangePakistan N-60.svg N-45 Nowshera Interchange
M-1-N-5 Link Road Interchange
Peshawar Ring Road Eastern Interchange
Peshawar Ring Road Western Interchange
North endTorkham
Highway system
Roads in Pakistan
Map of National Highways of Pakistan also indicating N5

Contents

HistoryEdit

Part of the highway was built on the ancient Grand Trunk Road (commonly known as G.T. Road) which came under jurisdiction of the new state after the independence of Pakistan in 1947. Thus developments of this road took place, and in the 1990s, the road was converted into an international standard highway.

RouteEdit

In Pakistan, the historical Grand Trunk Route extendeds from Wagha, Punjab to Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the early 1990s, the National Highway Authority merged several regional highways and converted them into a 4-lane 1,819-kilometre-long (1,130 mi) highway, known today as N-5 National Highway. The original highways were:

  • Peshawar-Torkham Road
  • Grand Trunk Road (Peshawar-Lahore)
  • Lahore-Multan Road
  • Multan-Bahawalpur Road
  • KLP Road (Bahawal Pur-Rahim Yar Khan)
  • Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan Road

Junctions and interchangesEdit

SindhEdit

Number Location Km marker no
1 Karachi 00
2 Thatta 94
3 Kotri 145
4 Hyderabad 163
5 Matiari 190
6 New Saeedabad 229
7 Sabu Rahu 240
8 Sakrand 250
9 Sukho Manahijo 264
10 Kazi Ahmed 275
11 Daulatpur 302
12 Shahpur Jehanian 310
13 Moro 320
14 Naushahro Feroze 345
15 Bhiria 356
16 Kandiaro 373
17 Kotri Kabir 391
18 Ranipur 413
19 Kot Diji 437
20 Khairpur 458
21 Rohri 483
22 Pano Akil 515
23 Ghotki 543
24 Sarhad 554
25 Mirpur Mathelo 568
26 Daharki 582
27 Ubauro 596

PunjabEdit

Number Location Km marker no
28 Kot Sabzal 612
29 Sanjarpur 620
30 Sadiqabad 637
31 Rahim Yar Khan 655
32 Shaikh Wahan 677
33 Mianwali Quraishan 687
34 Sardar Garh 693
35 Zahir Pir 707
36 Fatehpur Kamal 719
37 Khan Bela 734
38 Tarinda Muhammad Panah 756
39 Ahmadpur East 792
40 Deran 794
41 Nurpur Nauranga 814
42 Khanqah Sharif 829
43 Bahawalpur 844
44 Lodhran 860
45 Shah Naal 872
46 Jella Arian 883
47 Basti Maluk 896
48 Lar 915
49 Multan 937
50 Qadirpur Ran 957
51 Khanewal 980
52 Musa Virk 1020
53 Mian Channu 1026
54 Harappa 1082
55 Sahiwal 1102
56 Qadirabad 1114
57 Okara 1134
58 Renala Khurd 1151
59 Akhtarabad 1161
60 Wan Radha Ram 1168
61 Pattoki 1180
62 Bhai Pheru 1204
63 Manga 1220
64 Chung 1239
65 Lahore 1271
66 Ferozewala 1260
67 Kala Shah Kaku 1272
68 Muridke 1287[2]
69 Kamoke 1307
70 Eimanabad Mord 1316
71 Gujranwala 1328
72 Ghakhar 1347
73 Wazirabad 1362
74 Gujrat 1380
75 Lala Musa 1397
76 Kharian 1412
77 Sarai Alamgir 1426
78 Jhelum 1432
79 Dina 1448
80 Sohawa 1473
81 Gujar Khan 1491
82 Mandra 1505
83 Rawat, (Islamabad Capital Territory) 1522
84 Islamabad, Islamabad Highway Junction, Defence Housing Authority, Bahria Town (Islamabad Capital Territory) 1524
85 Rawalpindi 1540
86 Islamabad, Road junction to Islamabad Main City, Tarnol, Link to New Gandhara Intn'l Airport, Sangjani, CDA New Sectors (Islamabad Capital Territory) 1551
87 John Nicholson's oblisk 1565
88 Taxila 1569
89 Wah Cantt 1579
90 Hasan Abdal 1585
91 Burhan 1595
92 Sanjwal Cantt 1601.012
93 Lawrencepur 1602
94 Hattian 1609
95 Kamra 1611
96 Goundal 1618
97 Haji Shah 1619
98 Attock Khurd 1621

Khyber PakhtunkhwaEdit

Number Location Km marker no
99 Jehangira 1640
100 Nowshera 1657
101 Pabbi 1678
102 Peshawar 1700

FATAEdit

Number Location Km marker no
103 Jamrud 1718
104 Shagai Fort 1725
105 Torkham 1756

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b National Highway Authority[dead link]
  2. ^ N5 National Highway Archived 2012-07-12 at Archive.today National Highway Authority. Retrieved 20 January 2012.