ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is preparing to take up several cases of corruption in Pakistan Railways. A team of NAB officials recently met Railways Secretary Perween Agha in Islamabad for consultations in this regard.

According to a press release issued by the railways ministry, Ms Agha has requested NAB Director General Zahir Shah to reactivate high-profile cases, the Royal Palm Golf Club and Business Train cases among them, pending with the bureau for several years.

A NAB official, who was accompanied by a team of investigators, informed the secretary about progress in investigations of the two cases which caused losses of billions of rupees to Pakistan Railways. Ms Agha assured the team of full cooperation in the investigations.

The Royal Palm Golf and Country Club, on Canal Bank Road in Lahore, was called the Railways Golf Club before it was sold by the Railways to its current management.

The Business Train was a public-private venture that caused huge losses to Pakistan Railways as the private party failed to pay millions of rupees for provision of coaches, locomotives and use of track facilities.

Published in Dawn, March 6th, 2016

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