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New PM and railways

July 01, 2012

THE new premier, Raja Pervez Ashraf chaired his first cabinet meeting where he arrived five minutes earlier than the stipulated time. Many issues came under discussion during the meeting, including revitalisation of the power sector, Pakistan-US ties, Balochistan issue and the most strange was about signing an MoU with Afghanistan on initiating a rail link between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

It was said that the rail route would help strengthen bilateral and trade relations between the two countries.

When our own railway system is not working properly, how could the system work properly in an area where uncertainty is at its peak?

The government should realise the ordeals of the common man and take initiatives to reform the railway system. Regional cooperation is important but at this point of time how can you help others? The government better divert the funds to improve the poor condition of railways within the country, since charity begins at home.

AURANGZEB MEMON Nawabshah