Pakistan Railways make big announcement over 1872 kilometer Peshawar - Karachi track

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Pakistan Railways make big announcement over 1872 kilometer Peshawar - Karachi track

ISLAMABAD - Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said there will be no railway crossing on 1872 kilometer long ML-1 track as the entire route will be fenced.

He said the train will run at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour after ML-1 is completed.

Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan said Chinese side will be discussed to invest in energy sector in order to enhance the share of renewable sources in the energy mix to 30 percent by 2030. He said using renewable sources of energy will help bring down bill of imported fuel.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Nadeem Babar said government is going to auction more than thirty oil and gas blocks in next twelve months. He said roadshows in this regard have been held in Europe, Russia and Middle East to attract investors to invest in oil and gas blocks. He said during the JCC, Chinese side will be asked to invest in up-gradation of oil refineries as well as construction of new ones to increase refining capacity of the country.

Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said all economic indicators of the country are moving in positive direction due to decisions made by incumbent government. She said the government has allowed the opposition parties to hold a rally in the capital without creating any hurdle as Prime Minister Imran Khan truly believes in strengthening of democracy.

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