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Pakistan Railways to introduce VVIP trains

03:56 PM | 5 Jan, 2019
Pakistan Railways to introduce VVIP trains
ISLAMABAD —Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has announced that Pakistan Railways will introduce 20 new trains in the year 2019 across the country for facilitating the masses as it has introduced in just first three months of the incumbent government.

Talking to media he said Railways ministry has planned to launch two VVIP trains within the next six months and an effective fuel and power tracking system to be installed on trains.

Sheikh Rasheed also announced that salaries of railways police will be brought at par with those of Punjab police.

Replying to a question Rasheed said, "Railways has planned some targets including to earn 10 billion in this year and following some strategies for achieving these goals in the specific time".

While responding about International Monetary Fund (IMF) he said," government does not want to avail IMF option but due to the ailing national economy government is striving for adopting this option on soft conditions".

Sheikh said Saudi Arab and China's financial grant has given some support to the national economy and it will get more strengthen after the visit of Emirati Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Pakistan that is expected on Sunday and hopefully will also announce the aid".

Responding to another question regarding the Chairman of Public Account Committee (PAC) he said," if someone found guilty over any case then morally and according to law he cannot hold an authority or run a national office till getting the clearance from the Supreme Court (SC) adding Shehbaz Sharif should be removed from the chairmanship, he demanded".

He said regarding 18th amendment it is the non-issue that is raised by opposition party PPP for hiding their own failures and termed it their weak attempt to divert the attention of masses.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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