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  • Pakistan ready to extend rail link agreement with India

    ISLAMABAD: Despite tense ties with New Delhi due to frequent ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and Working Boundary, Pakistan on Tuesday gave its consent for a three-year extension to an agreement with India on Munabao-Khokhrapar rail link...

    “The government of Pakistan has agreed to extend the agreement of the rail link between Munabao (India)and Khokhrapar (Pakistan) for another three years,” a Foreign Office statement...

  • India moves Tipu Sultan’s armoury to lay rail track

    MYSORE: Dozens of workers are using cranes and jacks to shove and push a 1,000-tonne, 18th century armoury to make way for a new rail track in a southern Indian state...

    The semi-buried structure at Srirangapatna town was put on steel beams on Monday and moved using hydraulic push rams after experts said it was obstructing construction of a key rail link between Mysore and capital Bangalore...

  • If breaks out, Pakistan-India war may spiral into a world war, warns Khurshid

    SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has warned that a full-scale war between Pakistan and India, if takes place, is bound to turn into a third world war and cause a huge loss of life and massive destruction in the region...

    Speaking to the media at his residence here on Friday, Mr Shah ruled out possibility of a war between the two countries observing that [Indian Prime Minister Narendra]...

  • Pakistan keen on developing rail network for transit trade: minister

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir has said that Pakistan is interested in laying new railway tracks and refurbishing existing routes for direct and transit trade with Afghanistan and Iran...

    Speaking to a business delegation from South Africa on Wednesday, the minister said his government is considering railway tracks as trade corridors because they would play a vital role in boosting Pakistan’s exports and facilitate...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan discuss rail link

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to establish railway connectivity via Afghanistan with a view to boosting trade and economic relations between the two countries...

    Jononov held a meeting with Railways Minister Saad Rafiq on Wednesday to discuss matters relating to Pak-Tajik rail cooperation...

  • Modi hints at Pakistan's hand in Uttar Pradesh deadly rail crash

    A train crash that killed 148 people may have been caused deliberately as part of a “conspiracy” hatched in Pakistan, India's prime minister said Friday, as he campaigned for a key state election...

    Narendra Modi said police had found evidence of sabotage in the disaster last November, when a crowded passenger train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh (UP) state, linking it to neighbouring Pakistan...

  • 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...

    The police official said intelligence reports had already alerted that the Chinese projects in Pakistan might be targeted...

  • 17-hour disruption in rail traffic as two goods trains collide near Bholari

    HYDERABAD: Rail traffic between Karachi and other parts of the country was badly disrupted after two goods trains collided on an upcountry track between the Meeting-Bholari section in Thatta district — some 155km from Karachi — in the early hours of Saturday...

    He said that an inquiry had been ordered by the Pakistan Railways (PR) which would be conducted by the federal government’s inspector of Railways, Mian Arshad, who would visit...

  • 20pc off on rail fares during Ramazan

    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 touched Rs41bn...

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