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The government has allocated over forty-two billion rupees in the new budget to reinvigorate the country's railways network. 

Under the annual development plan 2017-18, over twenty billion rupees have been apportioned for procurement and manufacturing of new locomotives, high capacity bogie freight wagons and passenger coaches.

A memorandum of understanding has also been signed with China for up gradation of Peshawar to Karachi railway, the ML-1 which is infrastructural backbone of the country.

Over four billion rupees have been allocated for preliminary design for rehabilitation of ML-1 line and establishment of dry port near Havelian.

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