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Pakistan Railways on road to revival?


August 20th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The beleaguered Pakistan Railways may be finally on the road to revival, as the government has approved various projects at a whopping cost of Rs.287 billion ... Read more...

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Three Pakistanis held for selling fake train tickets


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Three officers of the Pakistan Railways have been held for selling fake tickets worth Rs.19.5 million, a media report said.The fake train tickets were sold during ... Read more...

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A Pakistani train that broke down seven times


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) The ill-health of Pakistan Railways was highlighted when a train broke down seven times and reached its destination a staggering 35 hours late.Jaafar Express, which began ... Read more...

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Run trains on time, says Pakistan PM (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Late running of trains has become so endemic in Pakistan that an exasperated Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has called for punctuality in long-distance train services.These ... Read more...

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Run trains on time, directs Pakistani PM


July 5th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has directed the railway authorities to ensure smooth and punctual operation of long distance trains.The long distance trains run between Karachi-Peshawar, ... Read more...

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Chinese locomotives chug into trouble in Pakistan


June 6th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) The Chinese are not happy over conditionalities in a tender floated by the Pakistan Railways for procuring 150 new locomotives as this excludes them from ... Read more...

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Pakistan prospecting for rail engines in India


April 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a move that signals the rapid progress in normalising relations, India is considering a request from Pakistan to supply rail engines to help improve ... Read more...

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New ISI chief plans Europe visit


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) The new chief of Pakistani spy agency ISI, Lt. Gen. Zahirul Islam, is planning to visit "some European countries" along with his predecessor Lt. Gen. (retd) ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways’ top official arrested


March 29th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Railways' General Manager has been arrested by the country's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here over embezzlement and corruption charges, Geo News reported Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily questions train fare hike


March 14th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) The hike in railway fares in Pakistan come at a time when "earnings are dipping, inflation is high and no cheaper transportation option is available", said ... Read more...

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Pakistan hikes train fares


March 13th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) Pakistan's ailing railways has decided to increase passenger train fares by up to 20 percent.Passenger train fares will go up by 15 to 20 percent ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways act against encroachment


February 7th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Feb 7 (IANS) Pakistan Railways have decided to act against government departments which have encroached upon railway land in Rawalpindi.Pakistan Railways said it will approach the National Accountability Bureau ... Read more...

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`Wonder of wonders: A Pakistani train that runs on time’


February 5th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb5 (IANS) A Pakistani daily described a train that left on time and reached 15 minutes early at its destination as a "wonder of wonders".An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s luxury train completes maiden run


February 4th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) Pakistan's first luxury business train completed its maiden journey between the Lahore and Karachi cities Saturday.The Business Express was launched by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches first luxury train


February 4th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday inaugurated the country's first luxury train in the eastern city of Lahore.The Business Express will run between Lahore ... Read more...

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Pakistani lawmakers told why economy is floundering


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistani parliamentarians have been briefed by Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on the three factors -- including the devastating floods in 2010 -- that are burdening ... Read more...

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Improve railways’ efficiency: Gilani


December 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan Railways should quickly get its locomotives repaired to improve efficiency and transportation of goods in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.This ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economic indicators positive: minister


December 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan's economic indicators were showing positive results and the government wants to improve the efficiency of state owned enterprises, says Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.Shaikh said ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces winter of discontent: Daily


October 27th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan faces a winter of discontent as the number of impoverished is increasing at a galloping pace, a daily said Thursday."Two deaths in the last four ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways to get Rs.4 bn bailout package


October 23rd, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) The government will provide Rs.4 billion to revive the ailing Pakistan Railways.The decision was approved during the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting Friday, emphasising that ... Read more...

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Release funds to railways: Zardari to government


October 18th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has told the government to release within a week funds to the cash strapped railways that has been unable to pay ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways’ chugs towards disaster: Daily


October 13th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan Railways is teetering on the brink of disaster, warned a daily and said it was "symptomatic" that the shortage of engines was to be met ... Read more...

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300 of Pakistan’s 500 locomotives out of order


October 11th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Over 300 of Pakistan Railways' 500 locomotives are out of order, leading to a loss of a whopping nearly Rs.25 billion a year, authorities said.The lack ... Read more...

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Pakistan hiring rail engines from India


September 26th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Unable to buy new rail engines, Pakistan is hiring 50 engines from India. An acute shortage of rail engines has forced the authorities to stop running trains ... Read more...

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Pakistan to lease 50 rail engines from India


September 25th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan Railways has decided to lease 50 railway engines from India to restart some defunct services, a media report said Sunday.The decision was taken at a ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army major sacked for theft


September 15th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) A Pakistani Army major who was involved in the theft of copper wire worth millions of rupees from a railway wagon has been sacked, the authorities ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani army major in railway theft’


September 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The involvement of a Pakistan Army major in the theft of copper worth millions from a railway wagon has come as "a great shock", said a ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army officer held for theft


September 13th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) A serving army major in Pakistan has been arrested for theft of copper cable from a railway wagon.The officer, Major Ayub, was taken into custody over ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways estimates Rs.53 bn deficit


August 25th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan Railways has estimated that it will suffer a whopping Rs.53 billion deficit for the fiscal year 2011-12.National Assembly's standing committee on railways chairperson Sardar Ayyaz ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways headed for disaster (Lead)


August 8th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistan's once efficient railway network, a relic from the British Raj, is inching towards collapse.The system is suffering from decrepit engines, unsafe rails and dangerous bridges, ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways at virtual standstill: Daily


August 8th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistan Railways' decrepit engines are not able to haul coaches along unsafe rails that cross dangerous bridges, said a Pakistani daily while noting that it takes ... Read more...

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Rs.10.2 bn for deficit-stricken Pakistan Railways


August 6th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) The Pakistan government has approved Rs.10 billion for the railways to help it overcome a Rs.52.5 billion deficit, Geo News reported.The decision to provide Rs.10.2 billion ... Read more...

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11.1-bn-rupee bailout package insufficient for multibillion loss-stricken Pak Railways


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): The Pakistan Railways is set to get a hefty 11.1-billion-rupee bailout package to improve its current situation, but insiders believe that this amount would be nothing more than peanuts ... Read more...

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PPP gives in to PML-N’s charter of demands


January 10th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 10 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has bowed to the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) demands, thus bringing the three-day 'ultimatum' issued by the party to an end.A ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways gets money to keep it running


December 30th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) A package of Rs.11.1 billion ($128 million) has been approved for the Pakistan Railways for repair of 145 locomotives, improvement of tracks, maintenance of coaches and strategic reserves ... Read more...

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