Three Eid special trains to be run from June 2: Rashid

Three Eid special trains to be run from June 2: Rashid

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said the Pakistan  Railways (PR) would run three Eid special trains from June 2 to  facilitate passengers.

Addressing a press conference at PR Headquarters on  Saturday, he said if more trains would be arranged then  five Eid special trains would be run to facilitate passengers.

He said a tender had been awarded to Railway Constructions  Pakistan Limited (RAILCOP) for improvement of Tando Adam  railway track.

The minister said Sir Syed Express train would soon be  inaugurated, adding that required target would be achieved  in freight area.

To a question, Sheikh Rashid said those who plundered the  country’s wealth were targeting the National Accountability  Bureau (NAB).

He said due to lack of health facilities, AIDS had become  severe in Larkana and demanded the resignation of Sindh  health minister.

The railways minister said people were deceived in   Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, adding that it was the need of the hour to approach the International  Monetary Fund (IMF).

To another query, he said price hike, unemployment and  other problems were because of the previous rulers.

He said the Sindh government was criticising him without  any reason, adding that it was a responsibility of the  Sindh government to ensure availability of an area for the  Karachi Circular Railway (KCR).

The minister said private companies had been invited to  invest in railway lines and added that induction of new  employees in PR department would be made on purely merit.