ML-1 project to accelerate economic activity in country: PM

News Desk

Main Line-1 project will modernize railway system and accelerate economic activity in the country, the Prime Minister Imran Khan has said, adding that the six billion dollars Main Line-1 project will be executed with the cooperation of China.

According to media reports, Imran Khan has expressed these views while addressing the inauguration ceremony of upgradation of Hasan Abdal Railway Station on Friday. He said that after completion the distance between Karachi and Lahore will be covered in seven hours.

On the occassion, the Prime Minister has said that the project will create massive job opportunities and will significantly contribute to economic development. He said railway is a facility used for travelling by ordinary people; but unfortunately, it was not developed by the previous governments.

“With the up-gradation, Hasan Abdal Railway Station will now provide better facilities to all the passengers, including Sikh Yatrees,” he added.

The Premier also underlined the need for promotion of tourism sector in the country. He said that the worship places of the minorities, including Hindus and Sikhs, should be renovated so that people from different religions visit Pakistan in a large number.

“Pakistan is heading in the right direction as all economic indicators are on the positive trajectory.”