CJP takes notice of alleged corruption in Pakistan Railways
LAHORE: The Leader Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar took suo motu realize of alleged Rs60 billion corruption within the Pakistan Railways on Saturday.
The highest pass judgement on additionally summoned railways secretary and board individuals along side the audit file.
Leader Justice Nisar remarked that the officials will seem earlier than the court docket and provides causes for the losses value Rs60 billion. “Why shouldn’t we additionally summon Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique,” remarked the CJP.
He noticed that Indian former railways minister Lalu Prasad was once no longer well-educated but he made the Indian Railways very successful. “Nowadays, the reforms caused by way of Lalu Prasad are being taught at Harvard College,” he added.
Then again, in Pakistan, the railways is simplest mentioned to be successful simplest in rallies. “However the claims are a ways from truth,” he remarked, saying “This isn’t a kingdom the place individuals are loose to do as they please.”
Responding to the attention, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique remarked that his workforce has labored day and evening to stay the dep. away nepotism and corruption.
“We introduced the railways, which was once respiring its ultimate breath, again on its ft,” he shared on social media.
Rafique additionally remarked: “We inform other people the reality in our rallies. We by no means mentioned that railways [department] is creating a benefit. The situation of railways is far better than earlier than.”
The dep. which used to generate Rs18 billion now generates Rs50billion, Rafique added.
“The efficiency of Pakistan Railways cannot be measured in one audit file. The auditors at all times have reservations but it surely doesn’t essentially imply its corruption.”
He shared that it was once saddening to listen to court docket’s remarks over the efficiency of Pakistan Railways, including that he’ll be prepared to temporary the court docket over the five-year efficiency of the dep..
“After listening to about our efficiency, even the court docket will commend us,” Rafique added.
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