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Pakistan seeks to inter-connect with Central Asia through railways

Islamabad, Mar 15 (UNI) Pakistan is planning to expand its rail network to Tehran, Istanbul and other central Asian countries with the help and cooperation of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad had told ECO Secretary General Hadi Soleimanpour on Wednesday that his country is giving priority to foreign investment and sought the cooperation of ECO in restoring rail network among Islamabad, Tehran, Istanbul and central Asian countries.
Mr Soleimanpour has agreed to enhance coordination between three counties in this respect. Soleimanpour, for his part, concurred to enhance coordination between Tehran, Ankara and Islamabad for the railway connection, and said Pakistan is an important member of ECO and its role for the development and prosperity of the region is commendable.
He highlighted that services of the ECO Trade and Development Bank could be utilized for financial partnership by its member countries.
“ECO development bank could be beneficial for financial partnership,” fars news quoted Soleimanpour as saying. ECO Secretary General is visiting Pakistan on March 12-15, 2019. This is his first visit to Pakistan since he assumed office as the Secretary General of the Organization.
Earleir in mid-November, Rasheed Ahmad had again called for constructing a railway link between Iran and Pakistan through the Quetta-Taftan section as an imperative for expanding bilateral ties.
Quetta-Taftan Railway route is one of four main railway routes in Pakistan, operated and maintained by Pakistan Railways. The line begins from Quetta station and ends at Koh-e-Taftan station. The total length of this railway line is 325 kilometers. There are 23 railway stations from Quetta to Koh-e-Taftan. The line then crosses into Iran and extends to Zahedan.
Earlier also Pakistan had invited Iranian companies to invest in country’s railway industry to improve rail systems of Pakistan.
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