Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that privatization of Railways is not under consideration of the government.
Talking to media here Sunday, he said the PR would be proved itself a profitable department within the current year so it was out of question that the PR was being privatised.
Responding to a question about Public-Private Partnership, the minister said private companies would not be discouraged, however, he added that not a single penny would be right off to any company.
Mentioning several pro-railway steps taken by him, the minister said the PR was on the right track now and it would be able to deliver soon.
He said purchase of locomotives was the priority and transparency would be ensured in every deal with locomotive manufacturing companies.
He told, recently a power van agreement had been revived and an amount of Rs 140 million had been saved through an amendment in manufacturing of vans.
He said a contract of Diesel Generating set with a company of the United States had to cancel due to irregularities and a new tender would be sought in this regard.
The minister expressed his will to preserve and renovation of PR national heritage like Lahore railway station, Karachi Cantt Railway station and Railways Golra museum.
PR General Manager Operations Anjum Pervaiz, Inspector General Manager Railways Ibne Hussain, PR Additional General Manager Javaid Anwar and other senior officers were also present.