We need 200 more trains, says PR secretary

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Pakistan Railways Secretary Arif Azeem has said that about 350 locomotives are needed to put railway on normal track. Talking to reporters he said only 150 locomotives were working, however the railway was purchasing 150 more locomotives. He hoped that deficit of the department had been reduced during couple of months by efforts of the administration. He said the government would allocate sufficient amount in budget for revival of the department. He appreciated the performance of the Railway Academy and hoped the academy would not be affected due to financial crisis. He gave away certificates to participants of the 110th Pakistan Inter Regional Railways Technical College (PIRRTC) Advance Railway Course. A total 18 officers from various countries including Cambodia, Korea, Guinea, Malawi, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam attended the course.