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Sheikh Rasheed committed to transform PR into innovative, corruption free organization

Rawalpindi: The newly elected Federal Minister for Railway Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Monday expressed his resolve that there would be no political interference in Pakistan Railways.
Moreover, he committed to initiate efficient train services, overcome losses, stop political interference and transform Pakistan Railways into an innovative and corruption free organization.
Speaking during a briefing in Ministry of Railways, he said there would be no political interference in Pakistan Railways.
People would be provided facilities in trains. There is a dire need to upgrade Railways’ freight services. He asked to double the freight trains.
He said that freight train services would be started to facilitate people. The reasons of losses in Pakistan Railway would be studied in detail.
He said the locomotive of PR must not be stopped. Pakistan Railway could be changed by introducing innovations.
Meanwhile, Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed assumed charge as federal minister of Railways on Monday. He was briefed about Pakistan Railways at Ministry of Railways.
He also inquired about Risalpur Locomotive Factory, sick locomotives and Quetta-Taftan section. The briefing was also attended by M. Javed Anwar, Chairman, Ministry of Railways, Aftab Akbar, CEO Pakistan Railways, Raja Zaheer, SP Pakistan Railways Police, Farukh Taimur Ghilzai, Secretary Railway Board, Munawar Ali Shah, DG Technical and Maryam Gillani, DG Operations.

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