Prime Minister Briefed About Improvements Made in Pakistan Railways

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today chaired a briefing on Pakistan Railways here at Prime Minister’s Office.

Minister for Railways briefed the Prime Minister about various measures that were taken during past four years for the revival of railways. He said that as a result of adoption of a comprehensive business strategy, infrastructure investment, tariff rationalization, introduction of right mix of service and emphasis on better and transparent management, significant increase of passenger and freight revenues have been achieved. The Ministry is now working on a modernization and upgradation plan for the Railways.

The meeting was informed that in 2012-13 total revenue from passenger operations stood at 18.20 billion which has been increased almost three times to Rs. 50.00 billion. Similarly, the revenue from freight operations has also increased from 1.500 billion to Rs. 12.420 billion during the same period. The Government is committed to transform the organization into a vibrant and fast improving entity capable of service delivery at international standards.

Talking about the future plans, the Railways Minister briefed the Prime Minister about early harvest project under CPEC that includes upgradation of existing main line ML-1 (from Peshawar to Karachi) and establishment of a dry port near Havelian.

The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts made for the revival of Railways and stressed upon the need for adoption of modern practices for improvement of infrastructure and providing quality services to the passengers which shall remain the top priority of the Ministry.

  • Next year inshallah Railways ministry will go to PPP. They will take it to greater heights of prosperity.

        • Q k Life me kbi kuj dia he ni In Kanjron ny

          Bhutto Kal bhi Zinda tha Aaaj Bhi Bhutto Zinda Hai

          RIP Kanjraan da Tolla


          • Because of hatred of people like you the country was divided in past. Typical pro Punjab establishment comment

        • The economy under PPP has almost always seen a sharp decline. Look up why certain countries are rich and almost exclusively, it’s free markets and ease of conducting buisness. PPP wants high tariffs and more taxation. Why do you support Zardari? Under his leadership Pakistan faced so many terrorist attacks and his response was to spend less on military? To ignore the Afghan border.

          • Thats because they care about poor and want to take from rich and distribute to poor in form of subsidies, income support, healthcare etc. They are the ones who saved Pakistan.

            • LoL

              want Poor Fool making Comments
              All Pakistan is My Pakistan

              for God Sake Aqal se kaam lo aur btao PPP k kis daur me kujj taraqqi hoi

              I would say Never

              If you have any Proof Tell all of US.?

              Shame on you People who think they gave to Poor
              Pakistan was very upset under there Leaderships

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