Minister for Railways vows to make Pakistan Railways a Profitable Institution

Islamabad, June 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): “All possible options will be explored to increase revenue generation of Pakistan railways so that it stands on its on legs”.

Khawaja Saad Rafique Federal Minister for Railways said this while being briefed by senior officials of the ministry. The Minister said that is was his prime object to make Pakistan Railways a profitable institution. Federal Minister also directed the officials to prepare a plan at the earliest to earn revenue through placing advertisements at rail wagons and railway stations.

The Minister also asked the officials to take all possible measures to minimise the delay of trains and in case of any delay respond time should be quick and urgent so that people do not suffer. The Minister also sought details of an agreement signed in 2008 with China for the provision of 75 locomotives and directed that no further advancement should be made unless the contents of agreement is thoroughly studied and scrutinised. Federal Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique also took a detailed briefing on Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project in which Pakistan Railways has 60% share while the provincial government of Sindh has 40% share.

The briefing continued for nine hours from 10 am to 7 pm in which senior officials of the Ministry participated.

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