ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq Friday said that a total of 199 employees were taken up under the Efficiency and Disciplinary rules, out of which 146 cases have been decided and punishments were awarded while remaining 53 inquiries are in process.

Speaking in Senate, the minister went on to say that a well-organized system of accountability is in place in Pakistan Railways through an independent cell called the Vigilance Cell to identify and curb the corrupt elements and practices.

The cell is working directly under the control of Ministry of Railway and is mandated to identify and investigate any corrupt elements or practices in the organization, he informed the upper house of parliament.

Responding to a question regarding security of the railway tracks, the Minister said provincial governments and law enforcement agencies thoroughly check the track in vulnerable areas to make it more secure.

He said new track will be laid down to Landi Kotal under phase-I of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.