The Pakistan Railways has announced a good news for unemployed youth that the cabinet division has issued notification to fill 8,000 vacancies of grade 1-5. Railways Minister, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad while talking about this opportunity, has said that process of hiring will be conducted through balloting and a transparent procedure will be adopted so that no one can accuse him of nepotism.
Rashid informed the committee that the divisional superintendents have monopoly over the drivers and a strategy is being formulated for the training of the drivers. He said the matter of hiring 30 per cent retired drivers was under consideration and permission in this regard will be sought from the prime minister for their appointment.
While responding to a question, question, regarding performance of the railway department he said that he will keep entire year’s performance before the nation on August 24. He said that fares had been increased due to a hike in petrol prices. Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House, the minister said that Pakistan Railways was also planning to lay a railway track from Chaman to Kandahar which would connect Pakistan and Afghanistan and boost business activities.
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17 November, 2019