. Minister for Railways Swati inaugurated train service in Islamabad
. Freight Train service inaugurated at Margalla Railway Station
. The project will connect Islamabad, Iran, and Turkey
. leaders of Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey established ECO in Tehran in 1985
Islamabad, Pakistan (PNB NEWS). The freight train service was inaugurated in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The main purpose of launching the train services was to achieve trade and commercial targets.
Railways Minister Azam Khan Swati, F.M Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Advisor to the P.M for Trade Abdul Razak Daoud inaugurated a freight train.
The ceremony was held at Margala Railway Station in Islamabad today.
The freight train project will connect Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey.
“We have expanded our trade lines, and this is a tremendous opportunity for importers and exporters,” Sawati said, adding that “rail passenger services will also start soon.”
Freight train services will play a key role in improving the economy and the lives of citizens of the member countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization by maximizing economic efficiency and reducing the cost of doing business.
Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey formed the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in 1985 to promote economic, technical, and cultural cooperation.
The ECO replaced the Regional Development Cooperation (RCD), which operated from 1964 to 1979.
Minister of Railways Swati emphasized the importance of ITI freight trains, saying that the service will help the region connect and do business.
Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Yurdakul voiced the hope that train trade will not just stop in Istanbul, but will continue all the way to Europe, boosting all regional countries once the Covid era ends.