Foreign visit: Bilawal visits Shanghai Metro, power station

Expresses intention to use technological advancements used in China to enhance development projects in Karachi

Irfan Ghauri August 31, 2014


Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, patron-in-chief of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), examined Shanghai’s Metro system from its monitoring room on Saturday during his visit to the city.

Bilawal also visited the Shanghai train station and was briefed about developments in the Shanghai Metro project. Shanghai became the third city in mainland China to have a rapid transit system after the first line opened in 1993. Since then, the Shanghai Metro has become one of the fastest-growing transit systems in the world with several lines still under construction.

The PPP leader also visited one of the city’s largest power plants, Pucheng Power Shanghai.  According to sources, Bilawal expressed an intention to use the innovation and technological advancements used in China to enhance development projects in Karachi.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2014.


the Skunk | 7 years ago | Reply

The PPP is already gone more than half-way to the point of 'no return.' This is a lazy gesture on their path to try to impress Sindhis. Winning in interior of Sindh and settling in Karachi to govern the province does not make sense at all. The Metro will not help the interior of Sindh but a power plant will supplying cheap electricity to the local citizens. However, a visit to Hubco or Kapco will do the needful and wasting time and money on going to China is a waste. For that the purchasing power of the citizens has to increase. Salams

careful reader | 7 years ago | Reply

If Peoples Party wanted to become a powerhouse that would sweep every election, they would stop treating the Urban urdu speaking people like 2nd class citizens and actively depriving them of their rights. PPP would work together with MQM to share the governance in a true and genuine way. Then Sindh would thrive

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