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Main Line-1 Project to Modernize Railway System; PM Khan

ISLAMABAD, NOV 06 – Prime Minister Imran Khan says Main Line-1 project will modernize railway system and accelerate economic activity in the country.

He was addressing the inauguration ceremony of upgradation of Hasan Abdal Railway Station on Friday.

The Prime Minister said the six billion dollars Main Line-1 project will be executed with the cooperation of China. After completion, he said, the distance between Karachi and Lahore will be covered in seven hours.

Imran Khan said the project will create massive job opportunities and will significantly contribute to economic development. He said railway is a facility used for travelling by ordinary people; but unfortunately, it was not developed by the previous governments.

The Prime Minister said with the up-gradation, Hasan Abdal Railway Station will now provide better facilities to all the passengers, including Sikh Yatrees.

Underlining the need for promotion of tourism sector in the country, the Prime Minister said worship places of the minorities, including Hindus and Sikhs, should be renovated so that people from different religions visit Pakistan in a large number.

He said the country is heading in the right direction as all economic indicators are on the positive trajectory. Earlier, the Prime Minister inaugurated up-gradation of Hasan Abdal Railway Station. He was briefed on the facilities offered at the railway station. 

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