Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan signed a joint protocol on Tuesday to establish a rail link that would connect Pakistan with Central Asia and Russia via Termez city in southern Uzbekistan, Arab News newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The rail route will pass through Termez, Mazar-i-Sharif, and Logar in Afghanistan and extend to the Kharlachi border crossing in Pakistan. Officials say the line will support both passenger and freight services and contribute to regional trade and economic growth.
The Afghan embassy in Islamabad expressed support for the project, stating that "The Termiz-Logar-Kharlachi railway project holds immense promise for fostering economic growth and development in the region."
On June 14, Pakistan received a shipment of 21 trucks carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, crossing through the Torkham border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.