Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, the Federal Minister for Railways has said that the freight train online booking for the cargo service would be commencing from the 20th of October.
The former timetable for the arrival and departure of trains would be restored on the 15th of October as it could not be put into practice owing to the coronavirus epidemic.
As per reports, the Railways minister was talking to the journalists at the Headquarters of Railways after he led a meeting of the officials of the railways on Saturday. He said that there are misappropriation and corruption in the freight system of Karachi. Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed further added that he has warned the relevant officers that they would be terminated if any would be found involved in corrupt activities and would be sent to jail.
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The minister further added that the biometric system would soon be installed in the offices of railways and regarding this, a tender would be issued in 2 days.
He also warned that the doors of the railways would be closed for the ones who do not want to work. On the matter of overloading, he said that they have taken the decision of purchasing 5 more weighing machines in order to avoid the overloading of trains.
On the other hand, Shafqat Mahmood-the federal minister for education has said that the final verdict about the resumption of primary classes would be taken on the 29th of this month.