Pakistan Railways remove 20,000 ghost pensioners, sack highly paid contract employees
LAHORE - Pakistan Railways has removed 20,000 ghost pensioners from its system, bringing down the number of pensioners from 137,000 to 119,000.
Pakistan Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid has said that Railways owned land worth billion of rupees and it would take up all cases of illegal occupation at every level. “I might not be mature 12 years ago but today I can see behind the wall,” he said while explaining the land potential of Pakistan Railways.
He added all record about the land of Pakistan Railways was being sought from the revenue secretary.
Sheikh Rashid said the contract employees who had been drawing huge salaries should voluntarily leave by next Saturday. He said that for other contract employees, Pakistan Railways would try to find a middle way.
He said unlike 100-day agenda of Imran Khan, he had sought 120 days to introduce reforms in Pakistan Railways. He said PTI youngsters from different countries had showed interest to voluntarily serve Pakistan Railways and added that in the first move, such youngsters would install free-of-cost trackers in 55 locomotives. He said a dedicated website would also be launched soon where the younger generation could share ideas with the railways officers to improve Pakistan Railways.