Minster for Education and Chairman Cabinet Committee on Institutional Reforms Shafqat Mahmood has said the PTI government is determined to turn Pakistan Railways into a profit making entity.
He was speaking at a meeting of the committee that reviewed progress of Pakistan Railways Restructuring Plan in Islamabad on Friday.
Shafqat Mahmood showed his serious concerns over the encroachment of Pakistan Railways land from Karachi to Peshawar.
The Committee suggested Pakistan Railways to hire consultants and set up a separate Directorate of Pakistan Railways to deal the issue of encroachment on priority basis.
Out of one hundred and sixty four thousand acres of land, almost eight thousand acres land of Pakistan Railways is encroached.
Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak advised Pakistan Railways to resolve the issue of unmanned crossings at various points in the country before the beginning of work on ML1.