Govt spending hefty amount on education: Saad


Salim Ahmed

Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Saturday the government was spending hefty amount on the promotion of education at grass-roots level in the country.
Addressing a function in his constituency here, he said the promotion of education was the only way to put the country on road to progress and prosperity.
The Minister was of the view that development projects to uplift socio-economic condition of the masses were being completed at fast pace across the country.
He said the government believed in practical, adding that protests and sit-ins group could not bar the government from work for the welfare of people. Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that Raiways will not only be restored to its best form but it will be made an outstanding, matchless and exalted department.
He was addressing a meeting on the progress of a rail car operation between Rawalpindi and Kohat. The meeting was held at Railways Headquarters, here on Saturday.
He said that the role of the PR would be converted into a regulator so that process of providing travel facilities to passengers could be made easy, fast and comprehensive. He said that after World War-II, no investment and value addition had been made in Railways of the region, but this century-old system could not be run any more.
“Either due to billions of rupees investment under the CPEC or due to the money the department is making, the time has reached that the dream of an up-to-date railways is realised,” he added.
He stated that several changes are going to be brought about in the rail service in Sindh, especially between Mirpur Khas and Hyderabad, while it is being extended to Karachi as well.
The minister was informed in the meeting that the work on Sibi and Harnai section is underway, and the Rawalpindi-Kohat section is being rehabilitated along with construction of Kohat Railway Station, which will be completed in three to four months.

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