PML-Q, MQM standing with government: Rashid
LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said the allied parties including PML-Q and the MQM were standing with the PTI government.
Addressing a press conference here at the Railways Headquarters, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan was seriously working against price hike which was discussed in every meeting of the cabinet.
He said the PML-N and the PPP had lost their presence in politics.
He said that PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif would not return while Maryam will not go abroad whereas only Shehbaz Sharif would come and do politics in the country.
To a question, he said the Benazir Income Support (BISP) was not being closed and all other new welfare programmes were part of the BISP.
To another question, he said Kashmir Issue was alive and Kashmiris would continue their struggle for freedom.
He said that Pakistan Railways was going to make modern schools and hospitals and these institutions would be considered among the top public sector institutions in future.
To a question, he said that on the orders of the Supreme Court, railways could not sell its land and leases would not be for more than five years.
The minister said a three-member committee had been constituted to implement the directions suggested in the investigation report regarding the Tezgam Train incident.
He said that a new shuttle train between Gujranwala and Lahore would be inaugurated on February 15.
He also stated that dry ports at Chishtian, Kundian, Jia Baga and Sheikhupura would be upgraded and capacity of these ports would be enhanced.
He said that railways had declared 2020 as the year of freight and land. - APP