Swat Motorway is the first provincial motorway of Pakistan by PTI led GoKP. Chairman Imran and CM KP Pervez Khattak performed the groundbreaking of Swat Motorway. Swat Motorway will link Chakdara with Islamabad–Peshawar Motorway at Karnal Sher Khan Interchange. Swat Motorway will be 81 kilometers long from Kernal Sher Khan Interchange to Chakdara Chowk in Malakand. 6 Interchanges on the motorway will be constructed at Dhobian, Ismaila, Bakshalay, Katlang, Palai and Chakdara.
It will shorten the travel time by almost 2 hours. The journey between K. Sher Khan Interchange and Chakdara Chowk will take almost 45 minutes. The 81 KM long Motorway project will be completed in 18 months at a cost of Rs. 35 Billion. More than 40 small and big economic zones will be made accessible through the construction of Swat Motorway. Swat Motorway will connect scenic valley of Northern Area with Karnel Sher Khan Interchange. It will increase tourism and open the beautiful valleys of northern districts of KPK to tourists.