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Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says upgradation of Pakistan Railways under CPEC would usher an era of economic development by enhancing local market's access to other markets in the region.

In an interview with APP, he said railway track would be upgraded from Karachi to Landi Kotal to double the speed from existing 80 kilometers per hour to 160 km per hour.

He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor was world's biggest ever project of regional connectivity.  

The minister said agreements for construction of Gwadar Airport, Gwadar expressway and upgradation of railway track ML-1 were on the agenda of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his week-long visit to China.


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