A plan to construct a railway linking Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan has been finalised. The railway will begin in Termiz, Uzbekistan, travel through Afghanistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif and Logar, and then enter Pakistan at the Kharlachi border crossing in Kurram.
Important government representatives from all three nations, including Pakistan’s Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, were present at the signing ceremony for this project. They view the construction of this railway as an important step towards increasing communication and trade in the area.
The railway will convey both products and persons, simplifying the movement of goods between Pakistan and Uzbekistan. By the time it is finished by the end of 2027, this project will have considerably lowered transportation costs and sped up delivery times.
The three nations have also agreed to build a 573-kilometer Trans-Afghan railway that will link ports on the Arabian Sea to Central Asia, enhancing global cooperation and boosting transportation networks.