Pakistan Railways to give 10 more trains to private sector: Rashid

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Sheikh Rashid Ahmad

RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday said that the government is mulling over handing 10 more trains to the private sector while 3 more freight trains will also be given to private companies. He said this while addressing a press conference here.
The minister expanding upon the idea said that the government is also introducing a ‘free track policy’ which will allow private companies to bring in their trains and use Pakistan Railway’s train tracks after paying a set amount to the government for using its resource.
Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed also said that a Mother and Child Hospital for Rawalpindi will also be completed this year. He said the 400-bed hospital will have fourteen state of the art operation theatres.
The minister also announced the establishment of two nursing colleges in the city.
Directing his attention towards Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, the minister said that party members wait to see their leader back among them and patiently wait for his return.
Taking a jibe at Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that the political party chose its most unworthy candidate for the party chairmanship. He added when people like Aitzaz Ahsan and Qamar Zaman Kaira were present in the party then reins of the party were handed over to an inexperienced individual. – TLTP