Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said the Pakistan Railways (PR) would progress at double speed, if the people gave Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) another chance, to serve them, in the next elections.
Addressing the media at the closing ceremony of the 62nd Pakistan Railways Inter-Divisional Athletic Championship, organised at the Railway Stadium here on Saturday, he said the PR has achieved several accomplishments under his ministry but accepted that there was still a long way to go for PR to reach its potential.
He said that some people say the PR minister plays politics, “I tell them, ‘yes’, I practise politics, as a political worker I should do it, but I do not compromise on the work of the railways,” he added.
He appreciated the efforts of PR Chairperson Parveen Agha and CEO Javaid Anwar Boobak and said that PR made progress under these officers. The minister also commended other railways workers.
The minister announced an increase of Rs 5 million in the PR budget for sports by taking the total budget to Rs 350 million.
He also ordered the decoration of the Railways Stadium.
Earlier, he distributed prizes among the winning players of the championship.