It is certainly unbelievable how fast the federal minister for Pakistan Railways blew the rail system under his supervision. He spread corruption in the railway department as fast as he felt to be the engine of Karakoram Express. Also it is his great tolerance power that he still exists in his ministry. Perhaps he has stuck with his seat and surely he doesn’t want to retreat as he is not only embezzling in the name of funds but also showering money upon his accomplices. Definitely he is too brave to bear criticism whereas others could die with embarrassment if they were castigated like him.
Every body knows that Pakistan Railways not only facilitates public to travel to various areas but also it is important enough for Pakistan Army. It is indeed a big and crucial source to transport or transfer defense weapons of Pak-Army from one place to another. Various defence experts consider that the poor conditioning or dilapidated conditioning of Pakistan Railway is a big loss. It is elusive that why is the railway system intentionally being derailed by the corrupt leaders for their own interests? Previously Pakistan Steel Mills and Pakistan International Airline (PIA) were already victimized of corruption and embezzling and now it is Pakistan Railway’s turn! A question arises here why the government institutions are seriously being hit by the leaders?
It is amusing that Ghulam Ahmad Bilour instead of reforming himself or concentrating on his previous three years is demanding further funds worth billions of rupees so that he could restore or bring the railway again on track. Also it is elusive that the railway system in Pakistan was bearing the loss of Rs23 billion in 2007 but the loss now has reached up to 40 billions rupees by the minister’s efforts, why? Despite a big corruption, Mr. Bilour is not in the mood of resignation whereas he openly threatens if his ministry was changed, his party would consider its coalition with the sitting government. What a hooliganism it is.. Great.
Recently a very controversial plan has been exposed by ex-minister for railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed that Mr. Bilour is going to purchase 150 railway engines from the US. The main point to consider seriously is that one American made engine costs 33 crore rupees whereas China-made engine costs 16 crore rupees. When Chinese engines are available, why does Haji Sahib want US-made engines that are more expensive?
Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has already favoured or showed his great kindness to the owners of coaches and buses, damaging the railway system and at least he should now reform himself or resign from his ministry if he cannot look after the system properly! Also the government should seriously take immediate and responsible action to secure the railway that is going towards decline!