Non-stop train to run between Lahore and Karachi

Last Updated: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:40

Islamabad: A non-stop train is to run between Lahore and the port city of Karachi on the initiative of a business body, covering the 1,000 km distance in 18 hours.

A delegation of the Lahore Chambers of Commerce and Industry, headed by its president Irfan Qaisar Sheikh, met Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani here Thursday and told him that they had completed all formalities with the railway ministry to run the train from Karachi to Lahore.

The train would operate from December, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

The business body said the upgradation of coaches and locomotives was underway.

IANS

First Published: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:40

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