Saad Rafique Frames Present And Future of Pakistan Railways

Pakistan Railways present and futureISLAMABAD – After a long patch of decline, it seems that Pakistan Railways is on track to progress, both in revenue and passengers terms.

“The government has taken a number of steps for running trains on scheduled timings and the average time of delay per train has been reduced significantly, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said while briefing the parliament.

He informed that 58 new locomotives will procured, with each cost about Rs. 192 million, from China.

Out of the total number, 14 locomotives have already reached the country, he further said.

Saad Rafique made it clear that no train had been privatized during the present government’s tenure.

“The Commercial Management of four trains has been outsourced through Public Private Partnership by the previous government,” he mentioned.

For further viability commercially of the PR, he informed, the government is opting for Public-Private Partnership.

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Afrah Kamran

Graduate in Media Sciences, Afrah Kamran is PakistanTribe's Correspondent in the United States. She writes on current affairs and latest happenings across U.S., especially from New York and Washington. She was part of PakistanTribe's editorial desk before leaving for United States.

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