A delegation of Uzbekistan led by Uzbek Minister for Transport Makhamov Ilkhom, First Deputy Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Kudratov Laziz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sidiqov Furqat, and Charge d`Affairs of Uzbekistan to Pakistan Tashmatov Sadulla, called on Federal Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati to discuss the Trans Afghan rail project.
The project envisages a rail track through which Pakistan and Uzbekistan will be connected via Afghanistan. Later on other Central Asian countries, such as Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, will also be able to join the proposed rail link.
Under the Trans Afghan Rail Project 573km long railway link will be laid. This shortest economic track would run from Peshawar to Kabul and from Kabul to Uzbekistan via Mazar-e-Sharif. On this route, 27 stations, 912 artificial constructions and seven tunnels will be established to facilitate cargo movement.