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  • Malaysia renegotiating terms of ‘One Belt, One Road’ rail project

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is haggling over the terms of a $14 billion rail deal with its Chinese partners and can reduce its ballooning national debts by $50bn by doing away with mega projects, its prime minister said in an interview published on Saturday...

    82bn) East Coast Rail Link – the largest such project in the country and a major part of Beijing’s One Belt, One Road (Obor) infrastructure push – started last year...

  • Malaysia resumes China-backed rail project

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Thursday restarted a $10-billion, China-backed rail project that is part of Beijing’s global infrastructure drive following its suspension last year when a corruption-plagued government was ejected from power...

    The project, part of China’s $1-trillion Belt and Road Initiative, was among several Beijing-financed infrastructure initiatives put on hold in Malaysia after last year’s defeat of a long-ruling...

  • Candidate profile: Making history in Hyderabad’s politics

    Hoping to meet requirements of the Elections Act 2018, making it mandatory for parties to issue five per cent of its tickets to woman candidates, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) fielded Sanam as their candidate from this area, making her the first women to contest polls on a general seat in Hyderabad...

    This is how 33-year-old Sanam is making history in Hyderabad’s electoral politics...

  • Making hay with Section 144 on metro bus track

    ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Tanveer Hussain, a painter by profession, had to spend the night in a police lockup and pay Rs 3,000 as a bribe for daring to cross the metro bus track...

    The only way to cross Jinnah Avenue is to go across the metro bus track...

  • Making sense of Duddar lead-zinc mining project

    The reason: Lasbela district, where the Duddar lead-zinc mining project is located, is one of the warmest places in Balochistan...

    After ten hours of journey, two lights appear on top of a mammoth sun-bleached mountain from a far-off location on the road, which connects Windar town in Lasbela with the project...

  • Lebanon plans to get back on track with a rail revolution

    Lebanon as a rail powerhouse for the rebuilding of post-war Syria, high-speed double-track trains running in tunnels through the Lebanese mountains above Beirut, sidings for the building-blocks of Syria’s new cities in the Bekaa Valley – do not think here, dear reader, of the Roman temples of Baalbek – and a link up with the great railways that will run from the Gulf to Europe via the new Iraq and the new Syria...

    Why not an electric...

  • Rail workers seek 50pc pay raise

    LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Employees (PREM) Union has urged the prime minister and the federal finance minister to increase by 50 per cent the salary of the rail workers in the forthcoming budget...

    “Funds should also be allocated on emergent basis to upgrade all health facilities of the Pakistan Railways (PR) and to ensure provision of free medicines there for rail workers,” union’s senior vice-president Sheikh Muhammad Anwar told...

  • German rail strike worsens amid calls for arbitration

    5m passengers using Deutsche Bahn each day had to find alternative transport and normally bustling rail stations from the Black Forest to the Baltic seashore were oddly empty on Tuesday...

    Around 620,000 tons of freight normally transported each day — about a fifth of Germany’s freight moves by rail — also put growing pressure on companies that rely on the extensive and normally efficient rail network to fill their order books...

  • ‘Terrorist fails to blow up’ rail workshop

    LAHORE: A bomb dropped by unknown suspect(s) on Saturday to target a Pakistan Railway workshop near Garhi Shahu did not explode luckily...

    Approximately 5-kg explosive material was planted in a water cooler and the suspect threw it from the Garhi Shahu overhead bridge
  • 20pc off on rail fares during Ramazan

    ISLAMABAD: Commu­ters opting to travel in all classes of trains would get concession of up to 20 per cent in fares during the first 20 days of the holy month of Ramazan, said Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday...

    Speaking to journalists here, he said the revenue target of Pakistan Railways (PR) had been fixed at Rs53 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18, adding that the revenue, which was Rs18bn four years ago, had now...
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