Pakistan to be connected through Rail link with Afghanistan, Central Asia

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Pakistan to be connected through Rail link with Afghanistan, Central Asia

PESHAWAR – Pakistan plans to connect with Afghanistan through Rail link which would subsequently be connected with Central Asian Republics.

Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that government is preparing feasibility of laying a railway track from Jalalabad in neighboring Afghanistan to Peshawar.

He was addressing Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Saturday. He said that expansion of railways and commissioning of new trains would boost economic activities in Peshawar as well as in the country. He said that the improvement of the railway sector would also benefit people involved in business in South Asia.

He said that government would launch a business train from January 30 while a new VVIP train would start from January 23 adding a plan to start train service form Dargai to Nowshera is under consideration.

He said that train service would be improved by removing crossings from Peshawar to Karachi by constructing bridges on Railway track. He said that an increase of 30 percent has been witnessed in a number of passengers during the last three months.

Sheikh Rashid said that PTI achieved a remarkable accomplishment by launching 20 trains in hundred days adding that is a record in world history.

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