Proposed Pakistan cargo service to facilitate deliveries to north

Proposed Pakistan cargo service to facilitate deliveries to north
Published: 11 March 2011



The Pakistan cement industry has welcomed a decision by Pakistan Railway (PR), the Ministry of Railways and Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF) and the Ministry of Finance to seek proposals from local and international firms/consortiums to run cargo trains for the transport of cement, coal, oil and other general cargo from ports to northern regions for exports and domestic consumption. 



The Pakistan government envisages a special train service for transporting coal from Karachi (Sindh) to DaudKhel (Mianwali District/Punjab) and cement from Daud Khel to Karachi – a distance of 1265km.

In a presentation made last week, Shahid Hussain Raja, Chairman of PR and Adil Anwar, Chief Executive Officer of the IPDF expressed hope that this project will be beneficial to 19 cement manufacturers and exporters to the northern area for the import of coal and export of cement.



M Asadullah, Manager Export Marketing of Lucky Cement Limited, S Khaleeq Ahmad, General Manager, CFO & Company Secretary of Galadari Cement (Gulf) Ltd, and other representatives from the cement industry took part in the event and their support towards the proposed project.