LAHORE: Minister for Railways Shiekh Rasheed Ahmad said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate Sir Syed Express on July 3.
Talking to journalists at Expo Center in Lahore, Rasheed said that the current government was taking all possible measures for the development of Pakistan Railways (PR) to ensure the provision of comfortable, modern, swift and safe means of transportation to the people.
He said the Railways budget will be presented on Tuesday and added that efforts were underway to eliminate the deficit of PR within five years.
Rasheed further maintained that encroachments on 36 kilometres Karachi circular Railways had been removed.
He said, “Former rulers did not spend a singer penny on development of railway track in Sindh, therefore maximum derailment and rail accidents take place there.”
Earlier on April 6, Rasheed had said that all possible measures were afoot for the development of Pakistan Railways (PR).
Addressing a press conference at the Railways Headquarters in Lahore, Sheikh Rasheed had said that air-conditioned coaches would be fitted with the Rehman Baba Express next month.
He had said that the Sir Syed Express would be launched by the 30th of June this year and apologised to the nation for late arrival of trains.
Earlier in the day, Rashid claimed that nine Member National Assembly (MNAs) are ready to leave Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), media reported.
While talking with media in Lahore, he further told that the PML-N lawmakers are set to meet PM Imran on Monday and with this, a new era of politics of PTI will begin.
He also said that Senate chairman is not going anywhere and will keep on working as before. Pakistan Army is standing with PTI, he added.
Sheikh said that Maryam is the new leader of PML-N now.
“I’m not in favour of any kind of deal but enough relaxation should be provided to the prisoners that they can arrange to return the looted money back to the government”, he concluded.