Saad Rafique determined to enhance security, functioning of railways
LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways, Khwaja Saad Rafique has said that Pakistan Railways alongwith other state institutions is making efforts to enhance security of trains, whilst the passengers will certainly be provided safer conditions for their journey – ARY News reports.
Addressing a press conference here, Saad Rafique told that Railways has acquired jammers from other state institutions and the security mechanism of trains is to be set right within the resources available.
He admitted that Pakistan Railways lacks other railways of the world; electronic diesel engines have become a bare necessity today.
Saad told that 58 new engines will be inducted in railways in a year, out of which 40 locomotives will be attached to passenger trains.
Earlier to this, while addressing railways workers, the Minister for Railways said that extremists have defamed Pakistan in the world and the country is infected with extremism, yet the dream to see Pakistan as a secular state will never come true.
He stated that the extremists have really posed serious threats to Pakistan, but the Government will not take any dictation in this regard from anyone.