Pakistan’s Long-Distance Rail to Be Overhauled With China’s Help


Passengers traveling on a standard Pakistan Railways economy coach are seen from the Green Line train service en route from Islamabad to Karachi. In the past decade, Pakistan’s rail network had become a byword for corruption, delays, and filth. But a pledge from China has prompted authorities to overhaul its colonial-era rail infrastructure. Asim Hafeez / Bloomberg

Skift Take: China's rekindling of the ancient Silk Road through a planned network of highways, railways, and pipelines linking it with Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe is having all sorts of knock-on effects changing tourism infrastructure. The West should take note.

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