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LHC allows PR to buy locomotives

LHC allows PR to buy locomotives

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday allowed the Pakistan Railways (PR) to purchase locomotives by inviting tenders and directly approaching manufacturers of locomotives. The court issued this order while disposing of a petition challenging purchase of American locomotives by railways. Malik Abdul Rehman had filed the petition submitting that the railways director procurement had issued international tenders for procurement of locomotives from manufacturers in the US

PR land scam – NA Secretariat reluctant to open debate on report

ISLAMABAD – The connivance of a top government functionary with the National Assembly Secretariat officials has thrice delayed a debate in the lower house on the report of special parliamentary committee on railways regarding a railway land lease scam despite a written request from two members of the committee.
Though the special parliamentary committee was constituted by NA Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza herself in April 2008 to probe the leasing of Pakistan Railways land to a private

PR employees protest delay in salaries

LAHORE – Employees of Pakistan Railways (PR) on Wednesday protested against the failure of PR to pay their salaries in three consecutive months, inflation and the cutting of traveling allowance.
Dozens of workers from loco shops, power house and steel shop under the Railway Workers Union leadership staged a demonstration outside Divisional Superintendent (DS) workshops office, threatening to extend the protest if their demands were not taken seriously.
“The ministry is

Tikka diplomacy – Munter plays the PR game

LAHORE: American Ambassador Cameron Munter ventured out on Sunday for a breakfast at an eatery in the cantonment area. The press was briefed beforehand of the Ambassador’s morning adventure. So it was perhaps for damage control after the diplomatic chaos unleashed by the Wikileaks that Munter took to sipping from a glass of lassi during his trip to Lahore. Munter, accompanied by his wife and other US Consulate delegates, had breakfast at Zakir Tikka House were he ate halwa poori,