Saad orders early completion of railway restructuring

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has directed the department to ensure completion of restructuring of railways in current year.

While addressing a high-level meeting at Pakistan Railways (PR) Headquarters in Lahore on Saturday, he said the government wanted to give rights to workers without any discrimination.

The minister said railway workers had said yes to his call and worked with him for the revival of dying railways, adding now the same Pakistan Railways was making progress and getting modernized.

In another meeting, the minister reviewed the upgradation schedule of trains and expressed his satisfaction on the progress in this regard.

Saad Rafique said no train would be run with old and damaged coaches after three years and every train would be equipped with modern facilities.

The PR Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Javaid Anwar Boobak informed the minister about upgradation of railway stations and said that Okara railway station was on the last stage of upgradation.

The meeting was attended by all senior officers.

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