LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said those responsible for the Shujabad train incident will be punished under
He expressed these views while chairing a meeting at Railway Headquarters on Monday. The minister said an initial report on the incident had been received and the final report would be completed during the next eight days.
The meeting reviewed the incident from different angles and discussed precautionary measures to avoid any such incidents in uture.
Rafique directed participants at the meeting to prepare a comprehensive plan for providing foolproof security to railways bridges, tunnels, stations and other sensitive places and present a report in this regard at the next meeting.
The federal minister for railways also asked the officials to make a plan for upgrading the washing-lines to save precious time and carry out proper cleaning of coaches. Chief Executive Officer Railways Javed Anwar, Finance Member Ghulam Mustafa, General Manager Mechanical Liaqat Ali Chughtai, Inspector General of Railways Police Munir Ahmed Chishti and other officers also attended the meeting.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 20th, 2016.