KARACHI: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has expressed the commitment that the encroachments on the railways land will be removed at every cost.
Talking to media persons at the Railways Office on Monday, the minister said that revolutionary steps are being taken for Pakistan Railways.
He said that passenger and freight trains are being privatised for better services, whereas new signal systems are also being introduced in Pakistan Railways. The minister added that Rs10.5 billion have been allocated for Karachi Circular Railways (KCR) and the provincial government of Sindh is providing fully cooperated in the project.
Replying to a question, he claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to spend the rest of his life in London. He said that Nawaz should have returned to the country after court orders. “Nawaz has choked his politics by himself,” he added.
The minister questioned the former prime minister to reveal how many donations he received from Osama Bin Laden and who was behind character assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Opposition parties can achieve nothing through their All-Parties Conference (APC), Sheikh Rasheed said and added that Prime Minister Imran Khan has strong nerves and the government and Pakistan Army are on the same page.
Holding money launderers responsible for the increasing inflation in the country, he claimed that whoever looted the national exchequer will go in jail by December 31. Rasheed said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari can play a positive role in Pakistan’s politics.
Last week, the railways minister had said that both Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Bilawal held one-on-one meetings with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
“Fazlur Rehman had met the army chief in a one-on-one meeting,” he had said and further challenged that he was ready to divulge details of a one-on-one meeting between the two in Lahore if Fazl continued to deny his meeting.