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PM reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to timely completion of Trans-Afghan Railway project

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to timely completion of Trans-Afghan Railway project linking the Central Asian countries with the world through Karachi and Gwadar ports. He expressed the resolve while talking to President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of SCO Heads of Council summit in Samarkand, on Thursday. Focusing on bilateral trade and regional connectivity through rail, road and seaports, they agreed to early convening of the Inter-Governmental Commission to formulate specific proposals and projects to further deepen and broaden Pakistan-Uzbekistan cooperation. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif underscored the significance of enhancing political, trade and economic cooperation by fully operationalizing Uzbekistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement and Preferential Trade Agreement. He emphasized on closer collaboration in the realms of defence, security, education, culture and tourism. Shehbaz Sharif thanked President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for sending humanitarian aid to the flood affected people of Pakistan and highlighted the devastation caused by climate induced floods in the country.

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