KARACHI: President, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) , Shehbaz Sharif is trying his best and pleading to get an NRO deal, claimed Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rashid here on Tuesday.
The minister while taking a jibe at JUI-F Chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said ” he is eyeing at Islamabad in lieu of Islam,” adding that Co-Chairman PPP, Asif Ali Zardari is also willing to get NRO deal.
Earlier today, Mr. Rashid said that federal government is ready to provide all the required sources for the revival of Karachi Circular Railway project.
Addressing a news conference in the metropolis, the minister said that five more trains will be launched in Sindh in first hundred days of the present government.
“Railways can bring revolution in country, adding that Dhabeji express will be inaugurated on October 31.
In order to provide relief to labourers, Rashid said the railways will issue ticket for them having duration of a month, so that they can travel without any hindrance in Pakistan Railways (PR).
On October 26, Federal Minister for Railways said a local train from Landhi in Karachi to Dhabeji in Thatta district will be inaugurated on October 31 on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan as an initiative of the federal government to ease travel problems in the province.
President Arif Alvi will inaugurate the new addition in the railway fleet, contented Rashid said.
This is the launch of sixth train within merely 60 days of the new government; “we will fulfill our promise of bringing 10 new trains in 100 days of the government,” the Minister boastfully mentioned.
In the next phase, the Federal Minister vowed to introduce a shuttle train service between Karachi and Hyderabad.
On October 16, Sheikh Rashid inaugurated two new passenger trains – the Mohenjo-Daro and Rohri Express trains.
The Mohenjo Daro passenger train runs between Sukkur and Kotri via Larkana route while Rohri Express chugs from Rohri to Khanpur.
Talking to media on the occasion, Sheikh Rashid said more than 31 railway stations are being upgraded across the country, adding that the PTI government will have to deliver within 100 days.