Railways back on track, generating revenue: Rashid presents progress report
ISLAMABAD: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday said that his ministry is all set to fulfill the 100-day agenda ahead of the deadline.
Addressing a press conference, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will fulfill all the promises made in the 100-day plan.
While detailing the progress made by the railways during his tenure, the minister said eight out of the 10 promised new trains have been launched ahead of the deadline and 10,000 new jobs have been announced in the PR.
The minister said that PR will launch a new tracking system in the locomotives to monitor the usage of fuel. He said they are going to introduce pre-paid electricity meters to be installed at residences of 77,000 employees of the railways to reduce the department’s spending.
He said most of the targets announced in the agenda has been achieved. “PR’s trade deficit is over and now railways is generating profit,” said the minister. He accused former Minister Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique of destroying the department.