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Pakistan railway to run trains under public-private partnership.

ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Pakistan railway has decided to run non stop train Karachi express between Karachi and Lahore Section under private partnership in order to overcome increasing financial deficit. Application in this respect has been convened from interested parties by 6th July, an official of Pakistan railway told reporter The Pakistan railway would ply 16 down trains between Karachi and Lahore and 15 up Karachi express under private partnership, official said, adding that, the railway is not getting sufficient income at this route. The successful party would be authorized to create more revenue under the head onboard entertainment, catering, parcel, sale of tickets and transportation of goods. The successful business partner would be responsible for cleanness and looking after of coaches, official said.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Jun 21, 2009
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