PM stresses steps to reduce risk of road accidents

ISLAMABAD, Feb 3 (APP): Prime Minister Shehbaz on Friday directed the authorities to take effective measures to reduce road accidents in order to prevent fatalities.

The prime minister stated this while expressing grief over the death of at least 17 persons in a head-on collision between a van and a truck on Indus Highway near Kohat Tunnel toll plaza yesterday.

The prime minister prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace and for the early recovery of the injured.

The ill-fated coach was on way to Peshawar from Lakki Marwat and was hit by the truck coming from the opposite direction.