Railways minister inaugurates oil transportation facility to PAF
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed here on Thursday inaugurated oil transportation facility through which Pakistan Railways (PR) would transport oil to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on cheaper tariff, ARY News reported.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony at Mushaf Air Base in Sargodha, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed termed Pakistan Railways important defence line of the country and added that the PR would continue cooperation with the institutions.
Lauding the role of PAF, Sheikh Rasheed said that a strong air force was the guarantee for the country’s defence. He said that PAF played an important role to defeat the enemy and added that the nation proud of its air force.
It is pertinent to mention here that PAF will have to spent lesser money on oil transportation via railways as compare to other sources.
Vice Chief of Air Staff Aasim Zaheer, senior official of Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Railways were present on the occasion. After the inauguration, Sheikh Rasheed visited the airbase and wrote his comments in the visitors’ book.
Earlier, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed on March 18 had announced to add twenty more trains in the Pakistan Railways fleet within six months.
Addressing a press conference at the Railways Headquarters in Lahore here today, the minister had said loss of the PR had shrunk and more steps were underway to put it on the right track.
Shedding light on efforts being taken to upgrade Pakistan Railways, he had said a link was being established with Karachi railway station from Durgai, while Durgai to Nowshera Kohat railway station link would also be established.