imageISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique Tuesday said that all out efforts were being made to improve the railway system across the country.

Talking to a private news channel, he said that focus was being given to provide facilities to the passengers with affordable rates, adding that steps had been taken to achieve the progress in this regard.

He said that special trains would be launched on the happy occasion of Eid days with affordable tickets.

Federal Minister said that railway track system was being repaired so that improvement could be made without further loss of time.

He said that the people could afford railway tickets with better facilities.

To a question, he said that the people of all the provinces would enjoy the benefits of China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Khawaja Saad Rafique said that the people would have better rail links to reach Afghanistan and Iran besides promoting business to Turkey and other parts of Europe.

Meanwhile, the people belonging to all segment of society had appreciated the Minister for restoring railway system in a befitting manner.

They said that the previous government could not pay proper attention to revamping the railways due to which Pakistan Railways had to face billions of rupees losses.

They admired the role of present government for achieving progress in the railway sector.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015