ISLAMABAD: Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed said Monday that he will appear before the Supreme Court in a case related to railroad losses, ARY News reported.
“He will appear before the high court today (Monday) and present the railroad audit report,” Rasheed said while speaking on the ARY News program at 11 am.
Sheikh Rasheed said he will inform the President of Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Gulzar Ahmed, that there is no corruption on Pakistan’s railways. He said the ministry successfully reduced the deficit of the institutes by Rs6 billion.
Sheikh Rasheed said Pakistan’s rail deficit would be overcome over the next five years. He said the ministry earned more than Rs10 billion from restarting 24 new trains.
The Supreme Court ordered the Minister of Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, the executive director and secretary of the department, to appear in person to explain his position in a case related to rail losses.
Headed by the President of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (CJP), Gulzar Ahmed, a bank of the superior court ordered them to appear on Tuesday (tomorrow).
The superior judge took a strong exception to the old manual rail record keeping system, which said it meant that 75,000 rupees could easily be diverted from the payment of a sum of 100,000 rupees in the pockets with a little 25,000 in the records.
Judge Ijaz ul Ahsan, a member of the bank, said the department has been accumulating billions of losses, which is evident in its audit report.
No state institution is plagued with as much corruption as the railroads, said the president of the court.
Regretting the state of affairs of the railways, he said that the sector around the world is advancing by leaps and bounds incorporating bullet trains.
Judge Gulzar said that someone who is interested in the Ministry of Railways portfolio must travel by train.