As per to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Railways announced that after a pause of over 9 years, operations of a freight train between Pakistan and Turkey will be resumed on 4th of March.
The Ministry of Railways spokesperson said that a cargo train on 4th of March will start its operation from Istanbul for Islamabad via Zahidan.
He further added that the cargo train will complete its one-side trip in 12 days and is expected to reach the Islamabad dry port on 16th of March.
Azam Khan Swati, The Federal Minister for Railways will also be present at the railway station on the occasion.
The official of Ministry of Railway said that the freight train will depart for Istanbul on 19th of March.
It must be noted that train service will connect Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) aiming to minimize the time period of cargo travel to these countries.
The total length of the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) project is 6500 km which covers 2600 km distance in Iran, 1950 km in Turkey, and 1990 km in Pakistan, The freight rail service will help boost trade among these countries.
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