Sheikh Rasheed’s, Minister of Railway, desired to connect Quetta with Gwadar port through a railway track. On his visit to Quetta, during a press conference, he announced that he is willing to build a modern railway station on Gawadar port.The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr Imran Khan, will inaugurate this projects on his next visit to Gwadar. Gawadar holds great importance for the economic development of the country. Therefore, Chief Minister of Balochistan allocated a big land for Gwadar Railway Station. But, Shiekh Rasheed wants to build a large and modern style railway station in Port land. Due to which he has requested for another 280 Acres from Chief Minister of Balochistan.
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid has said Prime Minister Imran Khan would lay the foundation stone of Gwadar Railway Station during his next visit to the port city.
During his visit to Quetta, On Quetta Railway Station he talked with media persons and said that ” With the help of Chinese Investment we want to make Gwadar, eighth divisional headquarter of Pakistan Railways”.
He also quoted that, The Government of Balochistan have already allocated land for Gwadar Railway station. But we aim to build a large and modern style railway station in Gawadar, that’s why we have asked the chief minister to allocate another 280 acres of land in the port city,”
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, Divisional Superintendent Wasif Ali Mughal and other railways officials were also present during the press conference.
The railways minister criticised the previous government and the former railways minister for “mega corruption” in the railways. He said investigation was underway over the purchase of 55 locomotives.
“Each locomotive cost Rs400 million to our exchequer while the Indian Railways purchased the same model of machine for Rs200 million,” he said, pledging that those who looted the public money would be brought to justice.
Replying to a question regarding the water crisis in Balochistan and Sindh, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda said the federal government would work in harmony with the provinces “which is imperative for the country’s stability”.
Vawda called upon the big provinces to play their role in ending conflict with smaller provinces.
News Source: Express Tribune