LAHORE, Jul 20 (APP):Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Saturday said all-out efforts were being made to strengthen the Pakistan Railways and make it a profit earning institution.
Addressing a press conference here at the Railways headquarters, he said a decision had been made to give one-year contract to some 100 drivers, who were about to retire.
He said it had also been decided to run five new freight trains, besides renovation of all the old trains to facilitate the passengers, whose number was expected to increase from 6 million to 7 million by the end of next month.
The Jinnah Express, he said, would be refurbished first and its renovation work would be completed in three to six 6 months.