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Multan’s train station continues to remain empty

Children play cricket at the empty tracks

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October 9, 2019

 

Train tickets get more expensive

Increased fares of the Pakistan Railways came into effect today

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July 1, 2019

 

Railways to increase train fares by 7%: Sheikh Rasheed

Says it’s because of an increase in oil prices

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June 22, 2019

 

PM Imran Khan inaugurates Jinnah Express train in Lahore

It will run between Lahore and Karachi from March 31

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March 30, 2019

 
 

India halts the supply of medicinal raw material to Pakistan

Up to 50% of raw material used to make medicine in Pakistan is imported from India

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March 1, 2019

 

India-Pakistan train service Samjhota Express suspended indefinitely

The trains’ operation has been suspended in the wake of tension between the two countries

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February 28, 2019

 

Several trains stopped after railway track intentionally damaged in Hyderbad

A four to five inch section has been damaged and will take a minimum of four hours to fix

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December 22, 2018

 

Supreme Court summons Sheikh Rasheed in railway land case

Supreme Court has summoned him on Dec 24

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December 7, 2018

 
 

Railways operation affected by ongoing protests

LAHORE: The ongoing protests in different parts of the country have affected Railways operation partially. This was stated by Pakistan Railways spokesperson Ms. Quratul Ain while talking to Radio Pakistan Lahore on Sunday. She said Karachi to Sahiwal and Lahore section is open while sections, including from Lahore to Sheikhupura, Sheikhupura to Faisalabad, Sheikhupura to…

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November 26, 2017

 

Federal budget 2017-18: Rs 42.9 bln allocated for 37 Railway projects

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has allocated Rs 42900 million for 37 ongoing and new projects of Railways Division under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the financial year 2017-18. Under the PSDP, Rs 33535.239 million have been allocated for 31 ongoing schemes. The allocations for ongoing schemes include Rs 5000 million for acquisition of…

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May 26, 2017

 

Four upcountry trains to depart from Hyderabad due to freight trains collision

HYDERABAD: As the repair of the railway tracks damaged by collision between 2 freight trains near Bolhari Railway Station early Saturday morning is yet to complete, 4 upcountry trains are being proceeded from Hyderabad Railway Station instead of Karachi. According to the schedule, Pakistan Express left Hyderabad for Punjab at 3.30 pm while Allama Iqbal…

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May 13, 2017

 

Pakistan railways to get upgradation under CPEC: Saad Rafique

ONBOARD PM’s SPECIAL AIRCRAFT: Minister for Railways Saad Rafique Friday said the flagship One Belt, One Road Forum (OBOR) would help Pakistan improve its connectivity sector, particularly railways. The Railways minister who accompanied Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to participate in the OBOR forum termed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a game changing project…

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May 12, 2017

 

Saad orders swift completion of KP-Sindh railway track

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has directed the PR administration to improve track between Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa so that Mehran Express and Kohat Express trains could be restored. In a meeting here on Sunday, he also ordered for swift completion of rehabilitation and construction work at railway stations situated on the track. He…

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May 7, 2017

 

Railway launches mobile App ticketing for passengers

LAHORE: Train passengers can now use a mobile phone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Pakistan Railways has introduced paperless ticketing from Monday. “We are launching a mobile-based paperless ticketing application today,” said Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq. Talking to the media after inaugurating the mobile App system here at the…

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February 20, 2017

 

KCR revival: Saad forms committee of experts

LAHORE: Sindh Governor, Muhammad Zubair has said that restoration of railways and improvement in it was a clear evidence of performance of Federal Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique. He said this in a meeting with the federal minister held at the Pakistan Railways’ headquarters, here on Thursday. On the occasion, minister, Saad Rafique said…

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February 16, 2017

 

Pakistan Railways to establish modern call centers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways would establish state of the art call centers for its passengers to facilitate them maximumly in a shortest span of time. According to railways ministry’s official on Wednesday, multinational companies services would be hired for setting up the centers. He said Pakistan Railways wanted to provide prompt and accurate information to its…

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January 18, 2017

 

Bullet train promise: PML-N’s political gimmick

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari The people of Pakistan should stop thinking about luxury travel in bullet train as this project was used just as an election gimmick by the ruling PML-N in 2013 to woo voters – an now it’s official. “Pakistan cannot have bullet trains, even though this was one of the ruling party’s…

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December 9, 2016

 

300 train accidents claim 67 lives in four years

ISLAMABAD: As many as three hundred train accidents were recorded over the last four years, according to the official data of Pakistan Railways.   Highlighting the different classification of these accidents, the documents stated that 46 accidents took place in 2013, 72 in 2014, 110 in 2015 and 72 were recorded till November 2016. These…

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December 9, 2016

 

Rail track twin blasts kill five near Machh

MACHH/ISLAMABAD: At least five passengers were killed and 16 others sustained injuries when twin blasts on railway lines hit Jaffer Express heading to Rawalpindi on Friday in Balochistan area near Machh district. Two consecutive bombs rigged to the railway track in Quetta blew up Friday morning when Rawalpindi-bound Jaffer Express was passing through the area…

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October 7, 2016