In a time of turmoil and political unrest, Pakistan has something to cheer about. The first luxury train of Pakistan was flagged off from Lahore by Prime Minister Yosuf Raza Gilani at 3: 30 Sharp on 3rd February.
Whereas most of the time, trains in Pakistan barely manage to run on time, Business Express, the state-of-the-art luxury train aimed at the high-end business traveler segment completed it runs on time.
The journey between Lahore and Karachi lasted for 18 hours, which in itself is a record as normal trains take almost 30 hours to complete the same distance.
Business Express, the Pakistan luxury train, will be managed by Pakistan Railways in collaboration with Karachi-based Four Brothers International Pvt Ltd. The train is equipped with facilities like laptops and televisions to add to the comfort and assist in business meetings.
A one-way ticket to the train from Karachi to Lahore will cost Rs 5000 (Pakistani currency) whereas a return journey will cost Rs 9000.