The cargo train service between Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan was re-launched on Tuesday, after a 10-year break. These agreements are expected to stimulate trade between the three countries and within the region. Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) cargo train started in 2009 but was suspended due to delays in Pakistan in 2011. The journey can be completed in about 14 days.
Furthermore, it is more economical than taking the alternative sea route. A train with dozens of containers departed Pakistan’s capital for Europe’s biggest city. It was decided to resume ITI cargo train service at an ECO ministerial meeting in 2020.
Source: Express Tribune