Russia interested in ML-3 of Pakistan Railways: Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad on Friday said Russia had shown interest in the Main Line-3 (ML-3) and the upgradation of Railways factories.

“Pakistan welcomes foreign investment in the Railways,” the minister said while talking to the media persons in Rawalpindi.

Sheikh Rasheed also reiterated the commitment to complete the upgradation of ML-1 from Karachi to Peshawar with the support of China.

The railways minister said China was a time tested friend of Pakistan and it was ready to help Pakistan in the upgradation of the ML-1.

The minister further said there had been a significant reduction in railways deficit. He said the number of freight trains had been increased from 12 to 15.