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Zardari, Nawaz Want Immunity from Corruption: Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said on Thursday that after failing deal Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari wanted immunity in corruption cases.  

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Railways minister pointing out PAC chairman Shehbaz Sharif said that he was not joining PAC with a negative approach, however, he had the view that the country has been looted for ten years.

Highlighting modernization of Railways he said tracker system will be installed in trains by 12th of this month, which will enable any citizen to track the timings of trains at their mobile phone devices.

Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said Thal Express will be started in the second week of this month. He said work has also been completed on the launching of two VVIP trains named Jinnah and Sir Syed soon. These trains will be non-stop and have higher ticket prices.

The Minister said he has completed his promise of launching 20 trains in 100 days of the government. He said it is first time that a fare of mere 1350 rupees has been fixed for three trains plying from Peshawar to Karachi.

The Minister said he will start visit to various train stations of the country from tomorrow in order to assess the facilities being provided to passengers, as well as the complaints.

Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said our target is now to improve the freight service of Pakistan Railways and increase its market share.

The Minister said he has been nominated as member of Public Accounts Committee in place of Riaz Fatyana by the party leadership. He said he, being the senior most parliamentarian, he will play this role actively.