ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has sent four cases of former Minister Khawaja Saad Rafuque era to National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Most important oneis related to Shalimar Hospital,” Rashid said while addressing a news conference.
The Shalimar Hospital is one of the busiest hospitals of Lahore’s suburban areas. Constructed on a piece of railways land, the hospital’s lease period has expired.
The minister reiterated that he was looking to lease out railways land, and other assets to the private sector and added he was searching for private parties that could revamp railway stations for free, claiming that many overseas Pakistanis have already shown their willingness to work for railways — free of cost.
“We invite private parties to upgrade five railway station sites, for free,” he said, adding: “We do welcome new ideas for railways and will build up a website for that.”
Since taking charge on August 20, Rashid has on multiple times expressed commitment to transform railways primarily by opening up the entity’s huge infrastructure and assets for the private sector and to attract the sector for railways hospitals and educational institutes uplift.