ML-1 agreement signing likely in October: Sheikh Rashid

LAHORE, Sep 14 (APP):Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Saturday said the signing of an agreement about construction of the Main Line-1 (ML-1) was expected in October, which would be a great achievement for the nation and the railways ministry.

Addressing a press conference about Pakistan Railways matters at the PR headquarters here, he said the prime minister had assured him that the Planning Division would complete its work on the ML-1 soon and the agreement with China for upgradation of the main line would be signed in the next month.

He said the department was ready to give its track to private sector for running freight trains if private parties promise Rs 36-40 billion revenue to the department.