Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that revenue of Pakistan Railways has increased from Rs18 billion to Rs35.181 billion as a result of steps taken by the incumbent government.

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique told the House during question hour that they are meeting fiscal target every month.

Answering a question, Khawaja Saad Rafique said 11 railway stations including that of Bahawalpur are being upgraded.

He said eight railway stations which were part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor including Karachi Cantt and Havelian will also be upgraded.

On the occasion, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman Khan informed the House that Foreign Direct Investment has increased from 160.8 million dollars in 2012-13 to 908 million dollars in 2014-15 in telecom sector registering 60 percent increase.

She said realizing the full potential of Information and Communication Technologies in socio-economic development, Ministry of IT’s special focus is on ICT skills development, capacity building and entrepreneurship initiatives for youth.