Pakistan Railways to run freight trains between Karachi, Afghanistan
The Pakistan Railways will operate 10 freight trains between Karachi and Afghanistan in an aim to minimize traffic in towns and enhance Railway revenue.
Also this is the first time freight trains are going to transport goods between Karachi and Afghanistan. There are already five trains for this transit trade and for this purpose Pakistan Railways Chairman Habibur Rehman has ordered five more to be dedicated.
The railways work with the PICT to operate the trains. In part, the move is designed to reduce the deficit of the Railways.
The cargo will be tracked to ensure the goods can’t be stolen, Rehman confirmed.
They plan to send 25 per cent of the annual goods via rail to Afghanistan.
An additional bonus of this move will be to reduce traffic in towns, as there will be fewer lorries carrying containers in cities.