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Railways to lay new Karachi-Peshawar track for fast trains: Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Wednesday said a new track of over 1700 kilometers will soon be laid between Karachi and Peshawar to run trains at a speed of up to 160 kilometers per hour. Talking to media after inaugurating operation theatre at Railways Hospital Rawalpindi, Sheikh Rasheed said it would shed the travel time between Rawalpindi and Karachi to just eight hours. He said if the curve between Jehlum and Gujar Khan was addressed then the train would reach Lahore from Rawalpindi in less than…

Pakistan, China sign agreement for upgradation of Karachi-Peshawar railway line

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China on Monday signed a framework agreement for upgradation of Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line (ML-1). National Railway Administration of China and Ministry of Railways Pakistan signed the agreement in Beijing. Commercial contract for preliminary design for upgradation of ML-1 Project was also signed on this occasion. Chinese side was led by Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng while Pakistani side by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Khawaja Saad…