Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed seeks details of railway officials who use protocol vehicles 


LAHORE, August 25 (TNS):  Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed, who has recently been appointed to the post in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) regime, has sought details of protocol vehicles under use of the officials on Saturday.

Speaking to the media in Lahore, Rasheed has vowed that the officials would no longer get expensive cars and protocol.

The Railways Minister earlier said that the ministry will sell all rest houses of the officials to counter Rs40 billion deficit inherited from the previous regime of PML-N.

Rasheed said that government is committed to eliminate corruption from Pakistan Railways as Pakistan Railways is facing deficit of Rs40 billion.

The minister said that any form of corruption will not be tolerated and employees involved in corruption will be handed over to National Accountability Bureau (NAB), adding that full cooperation will be provided to the anti-graft body in this matter.

Rasheed announced that 32 railway stations will be upgraded across the country and double track will be laid from Peshawar to Lahore.

He asked that people who had illegally occupied lands of Pakistan Railways should vacate it and this issue will be discussed in the next cabinet meeting.

Sheikh Rasheed also announced that around 5,000 houses will be built for the railways employees of grade-4.