Statement on NATO supply misquoted: Bilour

Parliament will decide about the eventual fate of Nato supplies, says Railways minister.

March 25, 2012


Minister for Railways Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said on Saturday that his statement on the restoration of Nato supplies had been misquoted.

The parliament will decide about the eventual fate of Nato supplies under recommendations of the national security committee, he said.

Addressing a press conference at the Railways headquarters, the minister said that he had, in fact, referred to the shortage of locomotives if the Nato supply was eventually restored.

Talking about problems being faced by the railways, he said that the government had approved Rs6.5 billion for restoration purposes of the department. Funds of Rs5 billion had also been approved for the restoration of 150 locomotives, while another Rs19 billion was allocated for the purchase of 50 new locomotives, he added. He also informed the media that a new track of about 12 km from Chaman to Spin Boldik had also been approved, adding that Afghanistan would lay track till Kandhar. 

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2012.


Kareemullah | 9 years ago | Reply

This is approved, that is approved, but funds not released. 19billion for 50 locomotives? Where is the money?

A Peshawary | 9 years ago | Reply

When our politicians will learn and mature? Allah realy knows. One day they speak out thier mind and sole; the next morning they issue the denails. Dear Haji Saheb, you are known to be the truthful person in Peshwar social & political cirlces. Please donot tarnish this emige by these lame excuses. What ever you said regarding succumbing to American supermacy in the first place that is your true self. Please stick to it and restore your image of good person telling the truth only and nothing else.

A Peshawary

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