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‘Azakhel Dry Port will boost the economic and trade activities’

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Jan, 2020. 03:48 pm
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Prime minister Imran Khan said on Friday, Azakhel Dry Port will boost the economic and trade activities.

He inaugurated the Azakhel Dry Port in Nowshera.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony Prime Minister Imran Khan said The previous governments did not pay attention to railways.

Azakhel Dry Port will boost the economic and trade activities said Imran Khan.

He said China is at the forefront in railway technology.

In our 70-year history, we have not spent money on railways.

Addressing the ceremony, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak said the work on the   dry port project  commenced in the tenure of the previous government and it has been completed during the rule of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.

Speaking on the occasion, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said, “The Rs510 million Azakhel dry port project will promote business and trade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”

The minister said he was hopeful that the Pakistan Railways would become a profitable organisation within four years. He said the federal government had planned mega projects to strengthen and increase railway connectivity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Ahmad said the Peshawar-Jalalabad railway project would connect Pakistan with Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics and turn the province into a hub of trade, business and investment.

He added, “We have provided three trains to the private sector and opened a free track policy for the first time in the history of the country.”

He said 11 passenger trains will be handed over to the private sector later this month.

Sheikh Rasheed maintained that the railways profit increased to Rs10 billion during the last year.

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