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Deficit of Railways reduced by Rs 4b: Sheikh Rasheed

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

02nd Feb, 2020. 06:21 pm
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Sheikh Rasheed

Karachi : Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said, increase in the income of Railways is his top priority.

According to the sources, Addressing a press conference on Sunday, he said deficit of Railways has been reduced by four billion rupees.

Sheikh Rasheed said Karachi is economic hub of the country, therefore steps are being taken to connect the city with other parts of the country through freight train service.

He said a freight train service is also being launched for Afghan Trade.

Earlier, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed vowed that the railway employees will be made permanent after the court lifts stay order.

He addressed a press conference at Risalpur here on Wednesday (today).

He has also promised to increase pay scale of railway employees till June 30 after increase in profits.

The minister claimed that the number of passengers hiked up to 100 million and investments in the railway section could increase the pace of development of Pakistan.

He said that the mega project, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had restricted to railways.

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