150th Anniversary of Railways in Pakistan

Posted on May 13, 2011
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Owais Mughal Today, May 13, 2011, is the 150th anniversary of railways in Pakistan as the first track that became functional in areas which now comprise Pakistan was inaugurated on May 13, 1861 (this seems to be the season for 150th anniversaries!). The photo above shows railway tunneling in Bolan Pass. The photo is credited […]

Ahmed Jamal Pirzada (Editor’s Note: In this, the fourth in a series on Pakistan’s New Growth Strategy – see here and here and here – we discuss a real case of a major enterprise and ask you what needs to be done about it. Given the recent crisis at PIA and ATP’s long interest in […]

Karachi to Kotri: The First Railways in Pakistan

Posted on September 17, 2009
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Owais Mughal The first railway line was laid in the in the areas that now comprise Pakistan in the year 1858 in Karachi. Following is the story of this historical event as well as the construction of first railway section of Pakistan which was opened between Karachi City and Kotri in 1861. Following photo is […]