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‘Economic progress is reliant on railway’s development’

RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister of Railway Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Monday conditioned the economic prosperity of the country with the development of its railway department. While speaking at an event of a government school in Rawalpindi, the minister boastfully mentioned, "Within 100 days of the new government, we launched 10 trains which are tantamount to 20." If railway does not progress then country's economy can not grow either, the minister stressed. "We will run trains for Sikh community till Nankana Sahib and…

Saad Rafique cautions against political anarchy over ‘excessive’ accountability

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Monday said the excessive use of the courts and anti-graft bodies has been stoking up anarchy and uncertainty in the country. Taking to his official Twitter account, Rafique said some unscrupulous elements in political parties and the state institutions intend to weaken democracy in the country. “A smear campaign is ongoing against ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the party led governments ,” he tweeted. He lamented that every pro-democratic…

Countrywide train operations resumed after brief interruption: Minister

KARACHI: Countrywide train operations resumed on Sunday morning after the authorities accede to some demands of drivers' association, providing relief to thousands of stranded passengers at various railway stations across the country, ARY News reported. On late Saturday night, the Train Drivers Welfare Association announced an unanticipated strike to meet their demands bringing countrywide railway operations to a halt. ریلوے کا پہیہ جام کرنے کی کوشش ناکام بنا دی گئی ھے - ریلویز کا پسنجر آپریشن پوری طرح بحال ھو چکا ھے…

Rafique questions legality of Panama Papers

LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Sunday said that Pakistan is only the country in the world taking the ‘Panama Papers’ seriously, as what he said, it has no ‘legal value’, ARY News reported. Addressing an event in Lahore, Rafique decried the Panamagate investigation and said that the government is under attack since its formation for last four years. Coming down hard on chairman Imran Khan, Rafique said that Khan campaigned for Panama papers by design to malign the Sharif family as result of a botched…