Pakistan Railway tries not to increase economy class fares: Sheikh Rashid


LAHORE, May 11 (APP): Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Saturday that all possible effort would be made for keeping fares of economy class capped and to avoid increase.

He said this while addressing a press conference at Pakistan Railways (PR) headquarters here.   He said: “If economy class fares are to be increased then it would be no more than Rs 50.”

The minister said now PR mobile application would also be available on iphone, adding that efforts were being made so that railway laborers could get health cards.

The efforts were also being made to implement the decision of judiciary regarding Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) within 15 days, he maintained. He added the KCR could be developed through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) funding.

To a question, Sheikh Rashid said PR was not being privatized.

To another query, the minister said today people were facing tough time just because of Shehbaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari as these people had badly ruined the country’s economy.

Source: VNS Lahore