Tag Archives: Train

Train accident claims three lives in Gujranwala

At least three people were crushed to death when their speedy car hit the Peshawar-bound Quetta Express train at the Attawa Railway Crossing. Reportedly, 30-year-old Muhammad Iqbal, 25-year-old Muhammad Abbas Shah and

Train delays irk passengers

Railway passengers, especially children and women, have been facing problems over the last four weeks due to hours-long delay in train departures. Several passengers complained that they had to wait for three

US officials train Pakistani prosecutors

The US Department of Justice and its embassy’s Office of Narcotics Affairs Friday completed a week-long workshop on ‘Case Preparation and Trial Skills’ for Pakistani prosecutors. The programme examined how prosecutors screen,

Pakistani boxers to train in UK before Olympics

KARACHI – The Pakistan Boxing Federation will send pugilists for training to England and other countries ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, officials announced Tuesday.
PBF President Doda Khan Bhutto said that efforts were afoot for specialised training for the Pakistan boxers before major international championships. He was addressing a function, hosted in his honour by the Sports Journalists Association of Sindh (SJAS), on Tuesday at the Karachi Press Club. Secretary PBF Akram

Cargo train Gul symbolises growing Pak-Turk ties

ISLAMABAD – Gul cargo train, traversing 6500 kilometers from Islamabad, Tehran to Istanbul, will become a symbol of strength in the Pak-Turk ties in the coming years. The project got a final shape in the recent four day official visit of President Asif Ali Zardari to Ankara, the Turkish capital, from April 11-14.
With the strong encouragement of leaders of the two countries, Turkish Union of Chambers (TOBB) has announced to immediately start a company to run the project. The

ECO train a permanent feature: Railways

LAHORE – The Pakistan Railways administration has said that the Gul Express, ECO container train, between Pakistan and Turkey via Iran, has become a permanent feature as it promotes regional and international trade links.
While contradicting a news item published in a local paper, PR Director Public Relations Mohsin Yousuf, in a press statement on Saturday, said the train had become a monthly service since August 2010 and runs on first Thursday of each month between Pakistan and

Feasibility study of Pak-Turkey train service directed

ISLAMABAD – The government has directed Pakistan Railways (PR) to conduct a proper feasibility study and to evolve a concrete marketing plan, so that benefits from the monthly Pakistan Turkey freight train service could be acquired.
The direction was given at a meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, on the operation of Pakistan-Turkey freight train. Existing transport agreements of Pakistan with Iran and Turkey, under bilateral or international arrangements,

Hyderabad-bound train escapes accident

MIRPURKHAS – A Hyderabad-bound passenger train on late Monday night escaped a major incident because of the engine’s brakes failure at the Mirpurkhas Railway Station. A 200 feet stretch of the track was also damaged in the incident. However, the bogies were not affected and all the passengers remained unhurt. Soon after the incident, Pakistan Railways officials reached the spot and started repairing the damaged track.
The engine driver, Qamruddin, told to Pakistan Today that

Pakistan-Turkey train project moves forward

KARACHI – The proposed Gul Train between Islamabad and Turkey, named after the Turkish president, moved a step forward as a Turkish delegation led by Professor Dr Guven Sak, Head of Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey called on President Asif Ali Zardari and said that the pre-feasibility study of the project would be completed ahead of President Zardari’s forthcoming visit to Turkey in April. Turkish Ambassador in Islamabad Mustafa Babur Hizlan was also present in the

Train service’s suspension makes people suffer in Kasur

KASUR – People are suffering because of suspension of train service in Kasur. As per details, Pakistan Railways administration had suspended the services of four trains namely 321up, 322 down, 257 up and 258 down due to non availability of diesel. Many passengers had been waiting for their desired trains for many hours because they were not informed about the suspension of the service. This step would severely affect the passengers from those areas which lie around the railway track

Cash-stripped Railways launches marriage train

LAHORE – Pakistan Railways has launched a four-compartment marriage car facility, specially designed for marriage parties wanting to use Pakistan Railways services. Pakistan Railways Public Relations Director Mohsin Yousuf while briefing media here at Lahore Railway Station on Wednesday said that thes new traveling facility includes a ‘mehndi hall’, a dining room with a fridge, a microwave and a separate compartment for the bride and groom.
The train can carry 27 individuals with