LAHORE, Pakistan: The Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Thursday that the revenue of Pakistan Railways was expected to increase up to Rs 40 billion from Rs 18 billion soon.
In a meeting with the Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir at PR Headquarters in Lahore during them they discussed several issues of mutual interest including Afghan transit trade and trade activities on Quetta-Zahedan route, Saad Rafique assured the Commerce Minister of a proactive role in Afghan transit trade.
Saad Rafique said that the railways had access up to Port Qasim and therefore it would not miss any opportunity of business with the neighbouring Countries.
The Commerce Minister stressed the Pakistan Railways’ role in trade with Afghanistan and Iran, adding that trade had been increased with Iran after banking agreements.
Khurram Dastgir said that the railways was safe and economical means of transportation.