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September 14, 2018

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Sh Rashid says to conduct raids in disguise

RAWALPINDI: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid on Thursday expressed the resolve of improve railways even if he had to conduct raids in disguise.

“I promise I will keep a check on railways even if I have to disguise and conduct raids,” the railway minister said while speaking to journalists at the Rawalpindi Railway Station.

Rashid said that that he would improve railways and reduce debt by December 30.

Rashid said, “The task given to me by Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding railways will be accomplished.”

“I promise I will keep a check on railways even if I have to disguise and conduct raids,” the railway minister said.

About the facilities that will be provided on the trains, Rashid said, "Wi-Fi will be provided as well as functional fans and lights."

“Right now, we will focus on making the best use of the money we have,” he said while adding that they will try to reduce ticket prices rather than increasing them.

“Most of the trains are old and we need to upgrade them,” he further said.

The railway minister claimed, “We will erase the Rs42 million deficit that railways is in and will make gauges from Quetta to Taftan by December 30.”

He added, "I have zero tolerance for corruption."

Moreover, the railway minister is expected to meet PM Imran for a high-level meeting today.

Last week, he had announced that a new tax worth Rs1-10, varying according to different ticket prices, would be added to the price of train tickets as the Ministry of Railways' contribution towards the dam fund.

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