Govt to revive railways sector: Saad

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 - Islamabad Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government would take all important decisions for bring improvement in the Railway sector. He said that federal government will allocate Rs. 64 billion for bringing stability in the railway.

He said that railway is showing bleak picture, adding no solid steps were taken by the past regime to make it profitable organization. Talking to a private television channel, he said Pakistan Railway is giving negative result for the last many years. He said that billions of rupees had been lost due to mismanagement in the railway sector.

He said that there is serious need to revive the railway. The Minister said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government is determined to bring the country on path of speedy progress.

He added that all important and difficult decisions would be taken to achieve the results in all fields of life. Khawaja Saad Rafique said that all out measures would be taken to halt the losses being reported in different national institutions like Pakistan Railway, Pakistan Steel Mill and PIA. Replying to a question he said that Pakistan Railway is responsible to pay back the loan borrowed from the State Bank of Pakistan.

He said that a model from the neighboring country had taken to streamline the affair in this sector. To another question he said that increasing the fare in the Railway was not the solution to address the issue. He, however said that railway employees would resolve the problems regarding the issue.

Replying to another question he said that secret funds should be abolished. He said that those involved in ransacking the WAPDA office at Faisalabad would be given punishment according to law. He added that those policemen who are involved in breaking the law during protest demonstration, action would also be taken against them.

Courtesy: Pak Observer

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