PML-N govt committed to CPEC: Railways Minister
LAHORE, April 23 (Gwadar Pro) - Pakistani Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique said on Friday afternoon that Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) is committed to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
“The present government (led by the PML-N) will also leave no stone unturned to implement the CPEC projects and complete them on time,” he maintained.
About the railways, Rafique stressed that structural reforms would be made to remove flaws in the system.
He claimed that the engine of progress had been put on track and soon the entire department would be mobilised. “We have come to power to work, and not a single moment will be wasted,” he added.
The minister said that funds had been arranged and no delay would be made in the payment of salaries and pensions to Railways employees and pensioners.
He announced a 30 percent concession in rail fare for three days from the first day of Eidul Fitr – to be celebrated in the first week of May.
He pledged that Chairman and Secretary Railways would be appointed from the railway services and the senior-most officer would be appointed as the Chief Executive Officer.