Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed—the Minister for Railways informed that the schools and hospitals being managed by the Pakistan Railways would be privatized.
While addressing the business community on Sunday at the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), he mentioned that Multan had got one of the best hospital buildings in comparison to the other Railway’s buildings.
He said that the business community better take charge of them and serve the country citizens.
The department of Railways would also be providing staff for facilitating the businessmen, the minister for Railways informed and also said that Pakistan Railways has got more than 400 acres of land which is available in Multan and in some other districts of the region and the businessmen should get the land on lease for the establishment of plant nurseries.
The businessmen of the country must play their effective role for the development and prosperity of the nation.
He added that 38 trains which includes 8 express ones stops in Multan, and 1 more express train is being planned to make its stop at the Multan railway station some time soon in future while the Zakariya Express would also be getting new coaches.
The minister also informed that work is being done presently on 230 coaches.
He maintained that the Pakistan Railways had set the target of operating 20 freight trains as well.
He insisted the businessmen for running the freight trains and pay rent to the Department of Railways.
The minister expressed satisfaction over the quality of railway tracks.
He also gave the offer for providing coaches on a rental basis for the transportation of fruits and vegetables.
He added that speed of trains would also be worked upon and would be increased to 260km per hour from 120 km per hour.
On this occasion the representatives of the various chambers of South Punjab were present.