QUETTA: Railways Minister Azam Swati has said that the government is making efforts to privatise the train service in Balochistan.

At a meeting with the representatives of chambers of commerce and industry of Pakistan and Afghanistan during his visit to Chaman on Friday, the minister asked the local business community to come forward and help improve the railway system in the province.

He urged the traders and businessmen to cooperate with the government for developing the railways on modern lines. “The business community should become partner through investment in railway lands and stations,” Mr Swati said, adding that the government wanted to develop railways on the pattern of developed countries.

The minister said that the people of Chaman should benefit from the steps taken by the government.

He said the livelihood of people of Chaman was linked with border trade and steps were being taken to resolve the problems of business community on a priority basis.

The railway officials and business leaders briefed the minister about their problems.

Published in Dawn, December 4th, 2021

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