Pakistan’s Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said on Saturday that Pakistan railways will connect Iran, Afghanistan Turkey, and Russia through rail link, according to Pakistani media reports.
Addressing laborers at Railways Workshop at Mughalpura, he said Turkey and Iran had also assured Pakistan Railways of cooperation for upgrading the rail link.
The minister said he had apprised Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan of his recent visit to Iran, which had assured of cooperation.
He said there was the possibility of a contact between Imran Khan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the near future.
He said railways system would soon be extended up to Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Russia, adding that Turkey and Iran had assured of their cooperation for the purpose.