Turkey offers to launch tram service in Karachi

KARACHI: Turkey has offered to launch tram service in the port city on Thursday.
Turkish Consul General Tolga Ucak called on Administrator Iftikhar Shalwani and discussed with him the matters of mutual interest and cooperation.

Consul General Tolga Ucak said that his country is ready to extend cooperation for running a tram service in Karachi on MA Jinnah Road from Mereweather Tower to Numaish roundabout. Turkey could also help the metropolis for a tram service at II Chundrigar Road of the city, Turkish diplomat said.

Tolga Ucak while felicitating Administrator Shalwani over his posting also offered his country’s cooperation for improvement and modernization of libraries in the city.
The administrator said that Pakistan has an ideal bilateral relationship with Turkey. He also thanked Turkish Consul General for the offer of cooperation and said that re-launching a tram service in Karachi will restore the past historic prestige of the city.

“Steps are being taken to transform Karachi into a tourist hub like Istanbul,” he added.


  1. With the amount of traffic and congestion in present times, it is not practical to have trams running in Karachi. The circular railway would be of greater assistance to the millions of citizens of Karachi who commute everyday.

  2. Masha Alan
    Good news for citizen of mini Pkitan
    Allah pak Beak kaam main Turkish Muslim brother’s ka sath dean. Ameen sums Ameen.
    Being a senior citizen of Karachi pray Allah .

  3. Well come, but would suggest be careful and avoid to sign any deal to hand over any cash / Bank dealing. Sind Govt has the ability to eat whole Turkey Financial Budget in a month. So be careful before signing.

  4. A very good gesture, but instead of a tram, I would recommend light rail that could cover most end to end of the city moving on the ground and overhead. It’s faster, economical, cost effective and much require minimum maintenance.

  5. In today’s times there are either underground tube trains or monorails
    If turkey n Pakistan could collaborate on these two options or revitalize the circular railway,it would be better for karachi

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