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Funds approved for Peshawar-Jalalabad rail track

Islamabad: According to a piece of recent news reported, the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives have provided its approval for the finance of Rs. 60.9 million for conducting a probability study on the construction of a train link between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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According to the details, the total cost of the study for the proposed Peshawar-Jalalabad rail link is estimated to be Rs. 67 million and the concerned authorities intend to complete it by June.

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also intends to include the proposed Peshawar to Torkham rail track in the ML-I project framework which is an important part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative.

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Furthermore, the ministry has also sanctioned Rs. 488 million for three hospitals to be constructed and developed under the Government of Pakistan’s development assistance to Afghanistan. These healthcare initiatives are:

  • Jinnah Hospital-Kabul
  • Nishtar Kidney Center-Jalalabad
  • Naeb Aminullah Khan Hospital-Logar

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