The federal Government has approved the renaming of IJP Road in Islamabad after Pakistan Army Kargil war hero Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider).
Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Captain (retd) Noorul Amin Mengal, tweeted that the federal government had renamed the IJP Road as Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed Road. “IJP Road renamed after the brave son of Pakistan,” the CDA chairman said.
Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed was awarded the Nishan-e-Haider for his gallant act during the 1998 Kargil war.
The federal cabinet has taken the decision as part of paying tributes to Shuhada of the Armed Forces. The IJP Road, which starts from the GT Road near Rawalpindi Cantonment and ends at Faizabad, is in the final stages of expansion and rehabilitation with the cost of Rs4.9 billion.
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif is set to perform formal inauguration of the road, which serves as a vital link between Rawalpindi city, Rawalpindi Cantonment and Islamabad.
It will become a major artery with the completion of the 10th and 11th Avenues up to the Srinagar Highway and then to Margalla Road (Khyaban-e-Iqbal).