First time in last 13 years nine new engines made part of Pakistan Railways

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KARACHI – In a bid to pump new life into ailing Pakistan Railways in 13 years, nine new imported from China locomotives were made part of the engine squad that would pull the trains with new energy.

The ceremony to include the engines imported from China was held on Saturday which was also attended by the Federal Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique.

Railways Minsiter Khwaja Saad Rafique inaugurated the locomotives in a ceremony which was the first ever induction of new engines in Pakistan Railways in 13 years.

Interestingly, Khawaja mentioned that around 400 more engines were required to revamp the whole department.

He also mentioned that under the agreement, China will provide 58 engines by the end of this year and another consignment of 23 engines will reach Pakistan shortly.

Khwaja Saad Rafique has expressed the determination that performance of the department will be improved by inducting new engines.

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