Pakistan Western Railway

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Pakistan Western Railway
Native name
پاکستان مغربی ریلویز
TypeState-owned enterprise
PredecessorNorth Western State Railway
Founded14 August 1947 (76 years ago) (1947-08-14)
SuccessorPakistan Railways
Area served
West Pakistan (with limited service to Iran)
OwnerGovernment of Pakistan
ParentMinistry of Railways

The Pakistan Western Railway (Urdu: پاکستان مغربی ریلویز) was one of two divisions of Pakistan Railways which operated between 1947 and 1971. The company was headquartered in Lahore.[1] In 1971, Pakistan Western Railway renamed itself to Pakistan Railways.[2]


With the loss of East Pakistan and Pakistan Eastern Railway, the Pakistan Western Railway renamed itself to Pakistan Railways.

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  2. ^ Fida, Quazi Abul (2012). "Railway". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.