Sweden to Assist Pakistan Railways in Improving Its Transport System

Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that Pakistan and Sweden should focus on establishing cooperation in the field of Railways.

The Minister stated this while talking to the Swedish Ambassador H.E. Ms. Ingrid Johansson, who visited the Ministry of Railways on Wednesday. During the meeting both sides agreed on mutual cooperation.

The areas of cooperation between Pakistan and Sweden are described as involvement and cooperation in existing railway systems, including upgradation of Carriage factory in Islamabad and Locomotive Factory in Risalpur. Another area of interest are mutual training programs in Lahore Railway Training Centre and Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan Institute, Sweden

Rail transport in Sweden uses a network of 13,000 km of track, the 21st largest in the world. Sweden has rail links with adjacent European countries as well. Its involvement with Pakistan Railways should, theoretically, be of great assistance to the local rail transport system.