Railways minister asks contract officers to quit within a week

Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said that financial condition of Pakistan Railways will be improved soon through effective marketing.
Addressing a news conference in Lahore on Saturday, he said more attention is being given to freight to boost Railways’ finances.
He said that young officers will be encouraged to work for betterment of Railways.
Sheikh Rashid Ahmad asked the contract officers getting high salaries to leave their jobs within one week themselves.
He said effective measures will be taken to improve the living standard of Railways employees and new residences will be built for them.
He said that work will be done in double shifts at the Railways Carriage Factory Islamabad and Locomotive Factory Risalpur to overcome shortage carriages and locomotives.
Railways Minister said cases of corruption in Railways are being sent to NAB for probing.
Earlier,presiding over a meeting at Railways Headquarters in Lahore today, the Railways Minister directed the concerned authorities to bring maximum business for improving Railways’ economic situation.
Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said every single operational locomotive should be utilized properly.


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