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Pakistan Railways to steam engine safari train from Sunday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways will launch a steam engine safari train from 14th February. According to Pakistan Railways, the safari train will reach Attock Khurd from Rawalpindi via Golra Taxila and Hassan Abdal.  Safari train will leave Rawalpindi at 9.30 am

Pakistan Railways’ reservation system crashes countrywide

KARACHI: The ticket reservation system of the Pakistan Railways (PR) has crashed across Pakistan causing immense trouble to passengers. The booking offices of the railways were scheduled to open at 8 AM in the morning but have not opened at

Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to pursue trans-Afghan railway line project

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has underlined Pakistan’s resolve to forge closer ties with Central Asian countries in diverse fields including covering trade, investments, and energy. The prime minister was talking to Uzbekistan’s Minister for Transport Makhkamov Ilkham who called

Railway authorities fail to clear encroachments along KCR tracks

KARACHI: Pakistan Railways authorities and the provincial governement have failed to remove illegal encroachments on the lands belonging to Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) megaproject. Illegal squatter settlement have propped up on land when authorities had earlier taken action while flats

ML-1 project will revolutionize railway sector in Pakistan: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that the ML-1 project will revolutionize the railway sector in Pakistan. In this regard, the Ambassador of China Nong Rong called on Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed. Pakistan-China relations and

Man arrested for selling tea at train station

HYDERABAD: Railway Police arrested a tea seller for selling tea inside a train at the Kotri station and also confiscated his thermos and paper cups. According to Railway Police, SHO Kotri Asadullah Unnar was reviewing security arrangements and prevention of

Railway police snatch money, torture passenger

KARACHI: Railway police brutally tortured a youth after which he lost his sanity and also snatched over Rs400,000 from him. Kashif Saliro, who was travelling on a passenger train from Kotri to Karachi, was resident of Mohammad Khan village in

Railways gives concession to students, journalists, senior citizens

KARACHI: Pakistan Railways has announced a discount on fares for students, elders, sportspersons, journalists, and tourists. The railways have offered the news rates on travel tickets for students, senior citizens, and journalists.  Elderly citizens aged 75 years and above can

Pakistan Railways suspends operation of twelve trains to Karachi

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said the government has decided to close down twelve trains from Sunday amid fear of coronavirus spread. Addressing a news conference, the minister said twenty more trains will be closed from

Sheikh Rasheed to present railway audit report before SC today

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Federal Railways Minister Sheik Rasheed said that he will appear before the Supreme Court in a case involving railway damages. While talking to the media, he said: “Will appear before the top court and present the railway

Rasheed inaugurates shuttle train service from Lahore to Wahga

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has inaugurated shuttle train service from Lahore to Wahga. While addressing the inaugural ceremony, he also announced to inaugurate shuttle train service between Lahore and Gujranwala. He further stated that train service will soon

Tezgam inferno

Citizens woke up to the horrifying news on Thursday morning that at least 74 people had been killed and dozens were injured in a train accident, yet another tragedy had struck the beleaguered nation. The Rawalpindi-bound Tezgham Express was carrying

Bilawal urges govt to suspend Sheikh Rasheed

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari urged government to suspend federal minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed over Tegam Express tragedy. Sources said that PPP chairman maintained that the minister must remain suspended until the investigation of the

Railways minister inaugurates upgraded Raiwind station

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Friday inaugurated the upgradation at the Raiwind railway station to facilitate the participants of annual congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat. The railways minister inaugrated the newly constructed, decorated and upgraded building of Raiwind

Railways deficit to end within three years, claims Sheikh Rashid

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Saturday said that railways deficit would be completely wiped within three years instead of the supposed target of five years. Addressing to the media here at the railway headquarters, he said that Pakistan

Railway minister announces Sukkur-Karachi train

SUKKUR: A speedy train has been started between Sukkur and Karachi according to an announcement by Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed. While talking to media at Sukkur railway station, Sheikh Rasheed said, “The present government has started three new trains