Tuesday, February 7

Minister: (Special train from Lahore to Mianwali to be inaugurated on July 19: Rashid)

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that a special train will be plied from Lahore to Mianwali and inaugurated on July 19.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Saturday, the minister said that Pakistan Railways is moving on the track of progress and development while cameras are being installed in railway engines to look into the causes of the accidents.

He said ten Air conditioned bogies are kept ready as standby for Lahore to Karachi. He said forty-two persons are liable to pay revenue amount to the railways and they have only one month.

Expressing deep grief and sorrow over the loss of 24 precious lives in the Akbar Express train accident at Rahim Yar Khan, the minister said that a system is being implemented in the railways under which the responsible staff for the accident will be punished within one month.

He said a four-member investigatory committee has been constituted to look into the matter.