Event Title: Senator Muhammad Qasim, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Railways presiding over a Meeting of the Committee at Parliament House Islamabad
Event Date: 2023-05-04
The Senate Standing Committee on Railways in its meeting on Thursday at Parliament House ratified Senator Manzoor Ahmed and Senator Syed Muhammad Ali Shah Jamot as member of the Railway Advisory Committee in Quetta and Karachi. The Committee also deliberated over issues pertaining to rehabilitation of affected residents displaced from areas surrounding the Karachi Circular Railway and pensions of Railway employees.
Chaired by Senator Muhammad Qasim, the meeting was attended by Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Senator Dost Muhammad Khan, Senator Saifullah Sarwar Khan Nyazee, Senator Shahadat Awan and senior officers of the Ministry of Railways along with all concerned.
Reviewing the matter of rehabilitation of affected residents displaced from areas surrounding the Karachi Circular Railway the Committee took serious notice of the violation of the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, 24 September, 2020 by the Sindh Government and directed the Ministry of Railways to submit the implementation report that was submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan and take up the matter of non-implementation of the orders with the Sindh Government.
Discussing the issue of pensions the Committee showed concerns regarding the ever increasing percentage of dependents on the Organization’s budget. It was stressed that the Government must take measures to provide respite and steps must be taken to merged with the national budget. Currently there are 25000 pensioners, the numbers of which are ever increasing.