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Railways minister inaugurates upgraded Raiwind station

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Friday inaugurated the upgradation at the Raiwind railway station to facilitate the participants of annual congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat.

The railways minister inaugrated the newly constructed, decorated and upgraded building of Raiwind railway station. The new railway station has been constructed with Rs 250 million.

He announced that all up and down trains would stop at the Raiwind railway station while four special trains would also be operated to facilitate the participants of the Tableeghi Jamaat’s congregation.

He disclosed the railways had achieved freight target on Thursday and Friday due to its policies whereas sixteen freight trains were operative.

He said PC-1 of the Main Line-1 (ML-1) project had be approved after an agreement with China and all railway crossings would be eliminated.

Sheikh Rashid said the next year 2020 would be the year of development and progress for the country due to consistent policies of the incumbent government.

He said jobs had been given by the incumbent government without taking any bribe, which had happened for the first time in the history of the country.

Speaking to media after the inauguration, the federal minister urged Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman not to shut the doors of dialogue as politicians always keep it open.

He said Fazlur Rehman was grabbing media time which could be used for raising voice for Kashmir. He advised the JUI-F chief to point out mistakes of the government instead of organising rallies and protests.

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