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  • Lahore metro train: China prefers monitoring of its own

    LAHORE: A joint venture of the China Railways (CR) and Norinko has informed the Lahore Development Authority that it will monitor the construction work (structure) to ensure international quality standards while executing the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project...

    The CR-Norinko will soon send its own consultant firm to Lahore, Dawn learnt...

  • Construction on Lahore's Orange Line Metro Train to be suspended: LHC

    LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered the suspension of construction on the multi-billion dollar Orange Line Metro Train within 200 feet of 11 heritage sites...

    In an earlier hearing, the bench had stayed construction work on the project within a 200-foot radius of the 11 heritage sites which include Shalamar Gardens, Gulabi Bagh Gateway, Buddhu ka Awa, Chauburji, Zebunnisa’s Tomb, Lakshmi Building,...

  • Pak-Iran freight train service relaunched

    QUETTA: After a gap of about five years the freight train service between Pakistan and Iran has been relaunched...

    Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch inaugurated the Quetta-Zahedan goods transportation service here on Tuesday...

  • Rawalpindi-Kohat train service a victim of neglect

    KOHAT: The road transport mafia has been monopolising the inter-provincial and intra-provincial routes while discouraging train service on Kohat-Rawalpindi and Kohat-Peshawar routes for decades now...

    Besides, the government has also been neglecting the restoration of rail service not only in Kohat district, but also in the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

  • India train service may resume on 25th

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Railways (PR) has expressed hope that the operation of Samjhota Express will be resumed from Thursday (Feb 25)...

    However, officials at the Lahore office of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation said that the Dosti Bus would resume its operation after clearance from Indian authorities...

  • Serbia launches provocative train service to Kosovo’s Serbian north

    BELGRADE: There is no mistaking the Serbian nationalist message of the train, from the Orthodox icons adorning its interior to the bold claim plastered across its exterior in a host of languages: “Kosovo is Serbia”...

    On Saturday the train got its message moving, initiating the first rail service from Belgrade to the mostly ethnic Serbian north of Kosovo since the outset of the war 18 years ago that split the nations apart...

  • President inaugurates Karachi-Dhabeji train service

    How many buses can you run on these roads becoming narrower because of them?” said President Dr Arif Alvi while speaking at the inauguration of the new local train at the Cantonment Railway Station on Wednesday...

    The first local train service from Karachi to Dhabeji starts on Thursday morning...

  • Rail service disrupted as goods train derails

    LAHORE / NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: The entire train operation between Karachi and upcountry came to a grinding halt in the early hours of Friday morning after a Lahore-bound goods train derailed near Padidan station in Sindh...

    However, train service between Quetta and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was not disrupted due to the incident...

  • After Samjhauta, Rashid announces discontinuation of Thar Express train service with India

    A day after he announced the discontinuation of the Samjhauta Express, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid on Friday said the Thar Express train service to India will be suspended as well...

    Read: Last passengers leave as Pakistan suspends Samjhauta Express train service with IndiaThar Express connects Khokhrapar town in Thar to India's Munabao village located in the Rajasthan desert...

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