Kazakhstan and Pakistan expressed interest in jointly developing air, land, and sea routes as part of mutual cooperation in transport and communication, QazMonitor reports citing the press service of the Kazakh ministry of industry and infrastructure development.
Minister Kairbek Uskenbayev met with a Pakistani delegation represented by the Federal Minister for Investment Chaudhry Salik Hussain and Minister of Energy Musadik Masood Malik to discuss the development of infrastructure, multimodal transport, railway communication, international road transport corridors, air communication, and the military-industrial complex.
Uskenbayev announced during the meeting that SCAT Airlines plans to open regular flights on the Almaty–Karachi and Almaty–Lahore routes and submitted an application to the Pakistani aviation authorities.
The Pakistani side, in their turn, offered to reserve space for Kazakh enterprises in Pakistan's ports, namely the sea port of Karachi on the Arabian Sea and the dry port of Lahore, which are linked by roads and railroads to major cities like Peshawar and Islamabad.
The parties agreed to further discuss prospects at a later date and promised to confirm the decisions through diplomatic channels.