Pakistan

PR earned over Rs40b in first half of current fiscal year: Senate told

The Senate was informed today that Pakistan Railways has earned over forty billion rupees in the first half of current fiscal year.

Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar told the House during Question Hour that the revenue of Pakistan Railways has increased to 63.250 billion rupees during the last fiscal year.

He said though Pakistan Railways has substantially increased its revenue, yet it is important to reduce its non-development expenditures.

The Law Minister said Pakistan Railways is a national institution and emphasized the need for bringing improvement in its tracks.

Responding to a supplementary question, the Minister for Law said there has been an incremental decrease in rail accidents over the last few years.

The Law Minister informed the House that several projects are in the pipeline to provide better transportation facilities in the federal capital.

He said apart from Metro Bus service from Saddar to Pak Secretariat, the government had also initiated three public transport routes in the capital which are in operation from 2022.

Taking the floor, Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar said parliament is the supreme institution and it is our collective responsibility to protect its dignity and sanctity. He said all the institutions should work within their domain as stipulated in the constitution. He said the situation warrants that both the treasury and opposition benches work together to take the country in the right economic direction.

Later, the House was adjourned to meet again on Friday at 10:30 am.

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