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Pakistan

Rashid to meet PM today for resumption of train operations

The minister had said that if the Prime Minister decided against a resumption of the train operation then the railw
18 May 2020
  • The minister had said that if the Prime Minister decided against a resumption of the train operation then the railways will have to refund the payments to the people within 15 days.

Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed will be meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today (Monday) to decide about starting train operations in the country.

Earlier, talking to reporters, the minister said that if the Prime Minister decided against a resumption of the train operation then the railways will have to refund the payments to the people within 15 days.

He said that the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will be fully practiced for the train operation, adding that Railways authorities are fully prepared to operate the trains. He stated that Railways does not only belong to Punjab, but to the entire country. He minister stated that the train operation will be resumed after the opening of the Karachi track.

He urged the Prime Minister to resume train operations, adding that it is a cheaper means of transportation for the poor who would be trying to reach their hometowns on the Eid-ul-Fitr. The Minister said that he is waiting for a decision by the prime minister, adding that he said take the decision to resume train operations himself. “But, the prime minister has not given me permission to do this,” he added.