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Pakistan

Rashid urges PM to resume railway operations

A meeting on railways was held under the chairmanship of Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in which steps were discussed in case
16 May 2020
  • A meeting on railways was held under the chairmanship of Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in which steps were discussed in case of commencement of train operations.

Federal Minister for Railway Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that if Prime Minister Imran Khan gives permission by Wednesday, the ministry will run trains.

A meeting on railways was held under the chairmanship of Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in which steps were discussed in case of commencement of train operations.

Sheikh Rashid said that in case of commencement of train operation, our responsibility would be multiplied many times. Railway officials should complete all preparations. "Trains are running all over the world despite coronavirus. We are taking all possible safety measures to prevent Corona," he said.

The Railway Minister said that if the Prime Minister gives permission to run the trains till Wednesday, we will run the trains. If no decision is taken to run the train by Wednesday, we will return Rs240 million to the people.

"We have no revenue and the economic situation is bad," he said. "People have been asked to come in with masks and security measures."

The Federal Minister said that he would give importance to those who have bought advance tickets.