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Pakistan Customs: Pak-Indian railway employees involved in smuggling through Wagha border

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs presented a detailed report on smuggling through railways between Pakistan and India at Wagha border. Pakistan Railways will investigate the issue as the number of reported cases is on the rise in last few months. According to Pakistan Customs report, the railway employees of both sides are involved in smuggling. Spokesperson of Pakistan Railways told Customs Today ... Read More »

Rs10-130 relief: PR cuts trains fares by 3pc to 5pc

LAHORE: Following POL prices cut, the Pakistan Railways has delighted its passengers with a 3 percent to 5 percent (Rs10 to Rs130) reduction in fares of passenger trains, which will take effect from January 18. According to a notification issued here, the fare cut will not be applied on Lhr-Khi Karakaram Express, privately-run Shalimar Express and Business Train. The notification ... Read More »

Rs29/litre cut in POL prices: Pakistan Railways decreases fares by 5%

ISLAMABAD: To ensure trickle-down effects of falling POL product prices to the public, Pakistan Railways has announced a 5 percent reduction in the fares of passenger trains. In a press statement, Railways Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said that Pakistan Railways reduced fares of different passenger trains 3 percent to 5 percent in view of the fall of POL ... Read More »

PAF beat Pakistan Railways by 2-0 in Pakistan Premier Football League

KARACHI: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have defeated Pakistan Railways by 2-0 in Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL). After defeating Pakistan Railways, which was its eighth consecutive defeat, the PAF have clinched second position with 24 points in 13 matches, 11 points behind league leaders Pakistan Army who have played 17 games so far. Mohammad Mujahid put PAF in front just ... Read More »

Railways, power in focus: General Electric delegates meet President, railways minister

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of General Electric (GE) called on President Mamnoon Hussain followed by a detailed meeting with Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq and other senior officials of Pakistan Railways. The GE delegation was led by its Chief Financial Officer Frederick Beras. The US firm is taking keen interest in many projects in Pakistan, especially in power and railway sectors. ... Read More »

Pakistan Railways to get 70 cargo locomotives, post Rs31b revenue

LAHORE: The Pakistan Railways has decided to increase its revenue target from Rs 28 billion to above Rs 31 billion for the fiscal year 2014-15, while 70 locomotives for goods transportation will be added to freight until June 30, 2015. This was said by Railways Minister Saad Rafique on Saturday during a press conference at the Railways Headquarters. He said ... Read More »

Pakistan Railways to introduce insurance scheme

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways is introducing an insurance scheme for both passengers and employees. According to the proposed insurance policy, Rs 800,000 will be given to the grieving family of the passengers who die in a train accident. Injured persons will be given Rs 300,000. The scheme will be valid for both the employees and passengers. A meeting headed by Federal ... Read More »

Rs 5.7b uplift okayed: Karachi Port, Port Qasim to get scanners

ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved three development projects worth Rs 5,779.25 million while four projects worth Rs 3,3027.298 million were referred to executive committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for approval. An official statement issued here said that seven projects worth Rs38,806.548 million were discussed in detail at the CDWP meeting which was chaired by Federal Minister ... Read More »

China to fund Pakistan Railways projects with $ 3.5b grant

LAHORE: China will extend $ 3.5 billion funding to Pakistan Railways for repair and maintenance of its infrastructure from Karachi to Peshawar. According to media reports, Chinese technical experts will gauge the areas of investment to properly spend $3.5 billion. For this purpose, the Chinese delegation would undertake a comprehensive survey of 1,400-km rail track. The survey would also cover ... Read More »

Pakistan Railways to buy 4000-plus horsepower locomotives

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has decided to purchase new locomotives of 4000-plus horsepower, which will help strengthen freight operation. According to a Pakistan Railways official, as many as 27 locomotives was being repaired locally and two locomotives a month would be rehabilitated. He said that 14 special trains run on Eid facilitate around 100,000 passengers. “Pakistan Railways has also retrieved 3,000 ... Read More »

Faisalabad Dry Port, DP World sign MoU

FAISALABAD: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Faisalabad Dry Port (FDP) and DP World, a private multinational company operating at Port Qasim. After this MoU, the traders of the city and adjacent areas will be able to use the facilities at the port, where DP World will provide a cargo train service from FDP to the Karachi ... Read More »

PR to facilitate passengers on Eid with 14 special trains

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has announced that Pakistan Railways (PR) will operate 14 special trains on Eid from several cities. The federal minister, presiding over a meeting at the PR headquarters, also decided to speed up action to recover arrears of Rs1 billion from the administration of Business Express train. As per details, four special trains ... Read More »

20 Chinese locomotives arrive at Karachi port

KARACHI: A Chine ship Da Yu Xia carrying second batch of 20 locomotives has arrived at the Karachi port. After unloading, all the locomotives would be dispatched to the Railway Diesel Workshop on Monday. Next consignment of 24 locomotives will reach Karachi by the end of this year. It is worthy to note that 14 out of total 58 locomotives ... Read More »

Sanguine SBP says economy starts picking up

KARACHI: After many years of low growth, sentiments about the economy seem to have improved, said State Bank of Pakistan Third Quarterly Report for FY14 released here. The report said that revival of economic activity is a key development in FY14, with real GDP growth of 4.1 percent which is the highest in the past five years. While acknowledging the ... Read More »

ECO freight train to be operational soon

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways is working on ECO train service for Turkey via Iran under the decisions of the Tehran conference held in March. Pakistan Railways sources told that the ECO train was expected to be operational soon and it would be the beginning of a freight train service between the three countries in this corridor. The train operation was due ... Read More »

Railways mull proposals to link Gwadar with rest of country

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Railways is contemplating two proposals for the establishment of new rail links between Gwadar and other parts of the country in connection with China-Pak Economic Corridor. One proposal for linking Gwadar with Karachi along Makran Coastal Highway which is 700-km-long and the second one is Linking Gwadar with Jacobabad via Turbat, Punjgur, Besima and Khuzdar which is ... Read More »

Railways revenue reaches Rs15.968b in 9 months

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways has started bearing fruits as its revenue streams have registered a significant increase from June 10, 2013 to February 28, 2014 and department managed to earn Rs 15.968 billion. The revenue streams of the department were Rs 11.497 billion as compared to preceding corresponding period, thus registering an increase of 39 per cent which is Rs. 4.470 ... Read More »

Railways track to link Karachi and Gwadar in the offing

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways (PR) is planning to lay track to link Karachi to Gwadar seaport to facilitate traders. Sources said that the PR is also working on restoration of ECO train for Turkey via Tuftan and Zahdan. The train will help traders to transport their goods through train to Turkey, Iran, India and Pakistan. The new track will fulfill the ... Read More »