April 13, 2019
Pakistan Japan Business Council (PJBC) President Rana Abid Hussain has demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss $2.5 billion project of Karachi Circular Railway project with Japanese government.
This project was presented by the government of Japan to resolve traffic chaos issues in Karachi 10 years ago. Due to the negligence of past governments, this plan has not been implemented, due to which traffic issues has increased in Karachi, but Pakistan also loses a huge investment from Japan.
Rana Abid Hussein said 10 years ago, the project cost was $ 1.5 billion, because of this unnecessary delay the cost has now increased to $ 2.5 billion, despite of this fact the Japanese government has yet to implement this project, but from Pakistan side positive interaction has not made on this project.
He also requested Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid to have personal interest in implementing the project as Japan has now completed the Delhi circular railway project.
Bullet train has already started from Mumbai to Gujarat, whereas Pakistan is not availing this project on easy debts conditions.
Rana called for the Prime Minister to start the project on priority basis further to investigate the reasons of delay in the project, and investigation should be conduct to bring the culprits who are working against the benefits of t Pakistan and people of Pakistan to justice.