Fazal trapped in blind alley: Rashid

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Orders eliminating technical failure in railways locomotive

Staff Reporter

Lahore

Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said on Saturday that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has been trapped by announcing sit-in in Islamabad. Addressing a press conference held at the Railways headquarters, he alleged that the JUI-F chief was working on any designed agenda which had been bringing him to a blind alley from where he could not be able to turn back.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would successfully defeat all his opponents till January 31 and he (Imran) would become a hero. The Minster said that PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif was confused as he was trying to play from the both sides, adding that line of the PPP, Fazlur Rehman and Shehbaz was not final yet. To a question, the minister said that he was ready to provide train to Fazlur Rehman, if demanded like he had given the train to PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Commenting on the achievements of the prime minister, he said that it was Imran Khan who protected the country from complete default, his policies brought stability in Pakistani currency, international community accepted the vision of Imran Khan and got pressurized Indian prime minister Narendra Modi by world community.
Praising premier Imran Khan, he said that Imran was now going to Iran and then Riyadh on diplomatic tour to bring the both muslim countries closer to each other. ‘It is Prime Minister Imran, who fought the case of Kashmir at every forum including in China,’ he added. The minister said that Pakistan did not want war, but it would be the last war, if Pakistan was pushed into it.
He said that every Pakistani was standing with Pakistan Army, however, the final strategy would be adopted by the armed forces. To a question about a long curfew in Kashmir by the Indian occupied forces, the minister said that Kashmiri people would come out on roads by keeping their lives in their hands and then the people of Kashmir would not have anything to lose.
‘Then the Indians have to lose whatever they lose,’ he added. To another question about the inflation and price hike, the minister said that it was inherited by previous governments. He said that PML-N leader Maryum Nawaz played a key role in damaging PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif. ‘Now see, what Hassan and Hussain do for their father,’ he added.
Earlier, presiding over a high-level meeting at the Railways Headquarters in Lahore and strictly ordered the staff to find out and resolve the causes of failure in trains’ locomotive section. The meeting briefed the minister on punctuality of passenger trains, technical obstacles on railway tracks and locomotive failure incidents during a month. The meeting reviewed various steps needed to make loss-incurring trains profitable and reviewed freight revenue in the period of one month.