On Tuesday the Senate was informed that Pakistan Railways procured two hundred and thirty new train bogies to provide better services to the commuters.
According to the minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati, Pakistan will receive the first consignment of these bogies in a matter of three to four months.
Azam Swati showed commitment to revive Pakistan Railways. He also claimed during the senate session that Pakistan Railways is amongst the state owned enterprises which were ruined in the past due to political appointments. He added that we have introduced a computerized system to improve the performance and efficiency of the department.
While answering a question in the session, Azam Swati said several meetings have been held with Chinese authorities for initiation of work on up gradation of ML-1 from Karachi to Peshawar. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting Beijing early next month and he has requested him to take up this project with the Chinese President on priority basis. He said this is a win-win project both for Pakistan and China which will help avert train accidents and cut losses of Pakistan Railways.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan laid before the house two ordinances. These included: The Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oath and Fees) Amendment Ordinance 2021 and Islamabad Capital Territory Trust Amendment Ordinance 2021.