Pakistan ready to restore ECO train service: Saad

ISLAMABAD: Senate was informed today that Pakistan Railways is ready to restore the ECO train service but the delay is due to some infrastructure improvement works under execution near Istanbul in Turkey.


Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said the matter is vigorously being pursued with Turkish authorities.

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq told the House during question hour that a tripartite meeting between concerned officials of Pakistan, Iran and Turkey has also been proposed to be held in Islamabad to expedite the revival of ECO train.

The Minister said that as soon as Afghanistan starts work on the Spin Boldak to Kandahar railway line project in their territory, Pakistan Railway will also initiate execution of the project.

The Railways Minister expressed confidence that Pakistan Railway will earn thirty eight billion rupees this year against the target of thirty two billion rupees.