Railway Stations to be Equipped with Luggage Scanners

All major railway stations in Pakistan will be equipped with luggage-scanning machines, according to new directives issued by Minister for Railway Khwaja Saad Rafique.

The move comes at a time when the country is recovering from a recent spate of terrorism witnessed in all four provinces.

Several railway stations across the country already have luggage scanners either operational or in the process of installation.

“Luggage of passengers at Karachi Cantt, Rohri and Rawalpindi stations is already being checked with these machines while equipment to scan baggage at Lahore will soon be operational,” said Railway Police Inspector General Munir Ahmad Chishti.

At Rawalpindi Railway Station, two luggage scanners have recently been installed: one to check passengers’ luggage, and another one, in the Cargo Terminal. According to sources, several other stations, including those at Peshawar and Quetta, will get scanners in phases.

This acceleration of luggage scanner installations is definitely a much needed move – and perhaps one that should have come a long time ago. Its benefits are already visible; according to Mr Chishti, narcotics and illegal weapons have been recovered at the Faisalabad and Karachi stations by using these scanners, resulting in the culprits being arrested.

Other arrangements are simultaneously being made to enhance security at railways stations. The railway police recently procured the latest weapons from Wah Ordnance Factory, and officials have been directed to keep an eye on all passengers without invading their privacy. Explosive-detecting equipment has also been procured for certain stations.

According to a senior officer of railway police, the number of plainclothesmen in moving trains has been increased to ensure greater in-train security. Railway police officials are regularly patrolling within their jurisdictions while pilot engines are being run ahead of the main trains in sensitive areas.

Sources: Dawn, Pakistan Today

  • No System In Railway :
    Mian Punjab Se Free Main A Gaya
    No Body Knows :
    Srif 100 Rupee Main TC K Sath Chai Pani Main
    20 Rupee Plate Form Ticket K Sath :

    Minister of Railway you should be think about it :

        • Tum jesay log isi tarha pehlay choti moti choriyan krtay ho phir bara haath martay ho. Apnay hi mulk ko loottay ho besharam. Aisay logon ko Ghaddar kehtay hain.
          Rishwat di tumnay TC ko per ye nhi pta k Rishwat denay walay ka kya maqam hai Allah ki adaalat mae. Baqool tumharay “No Body Knows :” But Allah better knows kon kab kahan kis tarha kya karta hai. Think about it Man.

          • ALLAH Janta Hai :
            Sub Mujhy He Bolo Minister Or Uski System Ko Ek Lafz Na Bolo :
            Main System Ki Andar Ki Bat Bata Raha Ho Upper Se Main He Red Zone Main A Gaya

            Sahi Kaha Kisi Ne

            Ghareeb Ne Roti Chori Ki to Pakra Gya:
            Hukumat Pura Mulk Kha Gyi Kisi Ne Kuch Kaha Tak Nahi :

    • Main or aap he System hain, or main ny or aap nay he System bnana hai. Humara almia yeh hai k jo admi khud chahy jo bhi buray kaam kray phir bhi gila hakim say he hai. Agar aap ny rishwat di tu is ka zimaydar Saad Rafiq nahi Mujrim aap or wo TT hai jis nay rishwat li. Allah hum say k halat pr reham fermaey. Ameen

        • Bhai ab Saad Rafique logon ko har dabay mai char kr Rok tou nahe sakta.. Asa system bana bhe dia Jaye tou jab tak rishwat dynay wala ha to laynay wala bhe zinda ha.. Saad Rafique nahe to kia kal ko kisi aur ko ilzam dogy.. Khud Iss Qaum ny corruption chori nahe.. Hakim ko ilzam..

          Yaad rakho.. Allah ka qaboon nahe badalta

  • Yeah system already Pur Punjab mein hai, Lahore and Faisalabad mein laga hua hai. sirf sindh me nhi hia, kpk aur balochistan mein ka pta nhi.

    • Bhai Punjab Ki kia baat karian.. Wahan jo bhe govt ae they delivered excluding PPP..
      KPK ka CM dharno mai, sindh ka Dubai mai zaida dikhta ha. Balochistan tou apna Dil ha.. Uska sab he humko pyara ha.. Allah aman dy wahan jo thori bohat kharabi Rah gae ha.

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