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Featured Railway Stations in Pakistan

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    Railway Station Lahore in 50s.

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    Karachi cantt

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    The Lahore Junction railway station, is the main Pakistan Railways terminus serving Lahore.
    Built during the British Raj between 1859-1860 at the cost of half a million Rupees

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    Rawalpindi Railway Station c.1930

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    Red shirts no more
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    Porters wearing their new uniform which has been changed after 150 years by Pakistan Railways. —Online


    Pakistan Railways has changed the uniform of its porters, switching to green and yellow from the nearly 150 years old red.

    For well over 100 years, coolies (porters) in the subcontinent – India and Pakistan – wore bright red shirts (the colour often fades to orange) which made it easier to spot them on the crowded platforms.

    On this side of the border, the iconic red shirt has now been replaced with a green shalwar kameez displaying the logo of Pakistan Railways along with and a turban.

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    Porters wearing their new uniform which has been changed after 150 years by Pakistan Railways. —Online


    In the 19th and 20th century, coolie was a term for a locally sourced unskilled labourer, hired by a company, mainly from the Indian subcontinent or South China.

    A coolie carries up to 40kg of luggage for a mere sum of Rs30 for a single trip – a backbreaking job where occupational hazards include stress fractures and spinal cord injuries.

    Most coolies ‘inherit’ this job from their fathers and uncles – many of whom used to carry the loads for Rs5.

    There are no women coolies in Pakistan but in India some ladies have been carrying loads for a living.

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    Porters at Karachi Cantt Station are waiting for passengers to carry their luggage to earn money for livelihood. —PPI


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    A porter seen carrying luggage of passengers as he wears his new uniform
     
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    Appreciated, a good change indeed.
     
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    Kasur Railway Station

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    Lalamusa Railways Station in 1930s.

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    A train reaching Mach Railway Station.

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    Jaffar Express at Rohri Junction

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    Ralwapindi Station

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    A Pakistani female police commando stands guard as Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive at Wagahrailway station near Lahore, Pakistan, on Friday. Hundreds of Indian Sikh pilgrims arrivedin Pakistan by a special train to participate in three-day festival to celebrate the birth anniversary of their spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, at Nankana Sahib near Lahore.


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    .The beautiful ---- AbiGum Railway Station.


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