‘PR earned Rs1bn during Eid days’

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said on Saturday that Pakistan Railways (PR) earned Rs one billion during Eid days.

Addressing a press conference at the PR headquarters, he said, “PR has reserves of oil for at least five days and there is no shortage of the commodity.”

He said that all efforts would be made to reduce the railway department’s deficit, adding that fares are also being reduced to facilitate the passengers of economy class.

To a query, he said Shahbaz Sharif’s politics was different from that of Nawaz Sharif.

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“Protest is a right of the opposition,” the minister maintained, adding that Nawaz Sharif or Asif Ali Zardari would never come into power.

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