A high profile personality from China was expected to lay foundation stone of ML-1 soon.


LAHORE, Aug 16: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that Main Line-1 (ML-1) project would prove to be a game changer for the country, a high profile personality from China was expected to lay foundation stone of the project soon.

Addressing the press conference he said the present railway track was laid in 1861 which would be replaced and upgraded under the ML-1 project agreement with the cooperation of China. “Credit of ML-1 project goes to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa who kept the project on top priority during their visits to China,” he added.

The minister said that business in the stock exchange was improving, exports had increased and IPPs got agreed on reducing the price of electricity with the efforts of Prime Minister. He said that coronavirus cases were significantly reduced due to visionary steps by the Prime Minister, whereas, approximately 1000 people were dying of COVID-19 daily in India.

The Minister said that Saudi Arab was a true friend of Pakistan and misunderstandings between the two friends had been removed, adding that the COAS was going to Saudi Arabia on Sunday which would help bring more improvement in the bilateral ties.

To a question about the diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Sheikh Rashid said the statement of Foreign Office should be enough for the media.He said the Prime Minister was with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and all rumours about CM Punjab were baseless. He alleged that PML-N attempted to divert the focus of National
Accountability Bureau (NAB) from the corruption cases against the PML-N leadership by managing stones pelting on NAB office.


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