Only common man uses trains: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that only the underprivileged class and common man uses trains for daily commute. PM Imran was addressing a ceremony in the capital for inauguration of four new trains. He said that this is the first time that train tracks are being set up and repaired to facilitated the average person in the country. PM Imran said that in the past political hirings were done in the railways department and now the jobs will be given on the basis of merit. “Sheikh Rasheed you should see who is being hired on merit and who isn’t… You should expel those not hired on the basis of merit,” the prime minister said to the federal railways minister. Prime Minister Imran Khan was set to inaugurate two trains via video link on Friday. The news trains Sindh Express and Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Express have been inaugurated simultaneously in Karachi and Sukkur by the prime minister via a video link. Sindh Express will travel from Karachi to Sukkur while the Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Express will run from Karachi to Mirpurkhas. According to the Divisional Superintendent of Railways, Sindh Express will leave from Karachi to Sukkur at 11 am while Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Express will leave Karachi for Mirpurkhas at 8:30 am. Further, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed is expected to inaugurate Faisalabad Express which will run from Faisalabad to Multan and Rehman Baba Express that will travel from Peshawar to Karachi.
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