Railways to be transformed into profitable entity in 6 months: minister – Pakistan

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KARACHI: Federal Railways Minister Azam Khan Sawati said on Monday that Pakistan Railways will become a profitable entity within the next six months.

He was addressing the “Hutchison Port Pakistan Rail Freight Service Inauguration Ceremony” here. The high-tech railway track laid at Hutchison Ports Pakistan connects the facility to the rest of the country seamlessly through Pakistan Railways’ extensive network spread across the country.

The Minister of Railways further said that the rail service is a historic milestone and that Pakistan will lead Asia and the world in business in the future. “The cargo service will move millions of containers, the team has been working day and night for this day, more jobs will be created and revenue will be generated,” Sawati said.

Syed Ali Hyder Zaidi, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, said that this service will become an economic stimulus service for Pakistan, due to blockage of roads, lack of infrastructure and other cargo service issues, the service railway will lead the country to economic growth.

“The rail service will be connected to the Port Qasim authority and oil and coal will also be transported by freight in the future,” Ali added.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail who also graced the ceremony with his presence said that on the guideline and direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the two ministries are working day and night to revive economic growth, corrupt elements are crying on the revival of business and the progress of Pakistan. . Captain Syed Rashid Jamil, Managing Director and Head of Hutchison Ports Pakistan Business Unit, also spoke at the ceremony.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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