The Turkish government is all set to assist Pakistan in introducing a Tram Service which would run on two routes of the provincial capital.
The tram service would run at two of the busiest routes in Karachi, the MA Jinnah road and the II Chundrigar Road.
A meeting was held at the office of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation between the Turkish Consul General and Administrator Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani.
In the meeting, the Turkish Consul General Tolga Ucak offered assistance to introduce tram service in the city. Administrator Karachi, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani expressed gratitude for offering assistance in providing better transport facilities to the people of Karachi.
According to the details, Administrator Karachi, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani also thanked the Turkish government for their assistance. He said that with the introduction of trams at two of the busiest routes in the city, people of Karachi can avail of a cheaper and faster system to travel.
“Turkey is our brother Islamic country and has always helped Pakistan in our difficult times. The Pakistani people highly regard relations with Turkey,” stated Shallwani. “Karachi is Pakistan’s heart and the country’s development lies in the city’s uplift. The cooperation of Turkey and other developed countries in the city’s projects will surely bear fruitful results,” he added.
“Efforts are being made to make Karachi a centre for tourists like Istanbul and the cooperation of the Turkish government in this regard is highly commendable,” stated the administrator, adding the two countries are in talks about the future development programs in the city.
It is to be noted here that the Turkish city, Istanbul is famous for its tram service.