Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday stressed the need for working out a comprehensive plan to further improve the service delivery of the railways and implement it at the earliest for socio-economic development of the country.
Chairing a meeting on the affairs of Pakistan Railways, wherein he was briefed on the overall performance of Railways Ministry, the prime minister said that the development of railways would be of great social significance and would contribute towards socio-economic development of the country.
The meeting held at Prime Minister's Chamber was attended by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and senior government officials.
The railways minister briefed the prime minister on various initiatives taken during last four years which had resulted in significant improvement and performance of the organization.
Prime Minister Abbasi appreciated overall improvement in terms of services as well as revenue generation and emphasized the need to further focus on development of the infrastructure and improvement in service delivery.
The prime minister was also briefed on the up-gradation of ML-1 (from Karachi to Peshawar) to be executed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He directed that the project's implementation should be expedited as it would result in improvement of the railways' infrastructure while simultaneously improving the services.
Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage