Stability must for country’s progress: Saad Rafique

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways (PR) Khawaja Saad Rafique expressed the confidance that Railways would progress substantively and its police force would have a major role in its development.

Addressing the 21st passing out parade ceremony of Lower School Course here at Pakistan Railway Police Academy on Tuesday,the minister appreciated that Railway police has shown the potential as well as zeal to ensure safety of passengers and protection of trains.

The minister said that the matter of salary enhancement has been brought to the knowledge of Prime Minister,adding that the salaries of Railway Police (RP) were far less as compared to their counterparts in the province.

He assured that salaries of railways police would be increased stagewise after the budget.
He said that recruitments in Railway police would be on merit and responsibility would be given only to the competent officers, he added.

He stressed the need for continuous hard work at all levels for the nation’s collective progress.He underlined the need for stablity and peace in order to achieve prosperity in the country.

The minister appreciated that for the first time in many years Railways was showing signs of improvement, adding that the credit goes to PR management as well as the workers.The minister maintained that corruption has been weeded out from the higher levels of PR and
that there was no political interference in the department anymore.

Pakistan Railway Police (PRP) Inspector General (IG) Ibne Hussain while addressing on the occasion called for setting up IT Lab,upgradation of Training School as well as improvement of the training ground for better results.