Lahore: A delegation of China Railways and Norinco International China has called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and signed an agreement to run an Orange Line Metro Train over a 27-kilometre-long track in Lahore.
Lauding the Pakistan’s friendly relations with China, the chief minister said that the project is also a reflection of strong Pakistan-China ties. He said the agreement was the result of hard work of political and administrative teams of the Punjab and the Chinese institutions concerned. He said that more than 200,000 people would travel daily by the train that would have 26 stations on its route.
The chief minister said MPA Rana Sanaullah, the chief secretary, Lahore Transport Company chairman Khwaja Ahmed Hassaan should be praised for pursuing the project. “The Pak-China friendship is higher than Himalayas, sweeter than honey, deeper than oceans and stronger than steel. The relationship is touching new heights,” he said.
Chinese Consul General in Lahore Yu Boren, Provincial Ministers Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, Col (r) Shuja Khanzada, Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Adviser to Chief Minister Ijazun Nabi, the Punjab Metro Bus Authority managing director and the Planning and Development Board chairman attended the meeting.