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Railway Deficit Case: ‘You Should Resign’

Tayyab Baloch Reporter

28th Jan, 2020. 10:53 am
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Supreme court (SC)

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed expressed resentment on Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed over poor performance of Railway Department department.

On Tuesday Supreme Court heared the Railway deficit case.

While hearing the case, the CJP Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked, “90 people had lost their lives in Liaquatpur train accident.”

“What you have investigated until now.”

“You should have better resigned from the post.”

Responding to the judge’s remarks, the minister blamed Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform of not cooperating with Railways despite repeated complaints over which, the court has summoned Asad Umar in next hearing.

The top judge said to Rasheed that in his tenure, there are cases of illegal appointments and occupation of Railways lands. It seems that your administration has failed to run this department smoothly, he asserted.

Earlier, Justice Gulzar Ahmed had expressed concerns over audit report and said that no other department is facing corruption more than Railways. The people traveling on trains in Pakistan are risking their lives, the CJP added.

The top judge further asked about the follow-up of Liaquatpur train blaze incident?

Over which, Railways lawyer said that inquiry against two suspects is underway.

He pointed out that the department has failed to install proper tracks and signals to ensure the safety of the passengers.

World  developing its transportation system with bullet trains but we still lacking advanced passenger and goods trains, he went on to say.

Not a single thing is working properly in Pakistan Railways, said Justice Ijaz-ul-Hassan.

Circular Railway Track

CJP while giving remarks on Circular Railway, he said no more time will be given to restore the circular railway track.

CJP said during restoration , providing homes to the displaced people will be Railways Department’s responsibility.

He said the from Karachi to Khyber the mafia has possessed many railway lands.

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