Pakistan Railways announces reduction in the freight train charges
LAHORE – Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has on Thursday announced to reduce charges of freight trains by ten percent.
The minister talked to media in Lahore and told that the rates will be decreased from tonight. A shuttle train service will be started from Lahore city to Wagah from December 14, he said.
Sheikh Rashid vowed to end the practice of travelling by trains without tickets from Pakistan Railways. He assured that payments will be made to the families of Tezgam incident’s victims before next week.
The federal minister added that Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has gone with former prime minister and elder brother Nawaz Sharif to London as a ‘token.