Pakistan Railways: Pakistan going through economic crisis will buy bogies of trains from China. Several employees of Pakistan Railways will visit China in different groups from August 9 to take training on how to maintain the bogies. These officers will have to bear the cost of commuting. The cost of the coaches of the trains is also USD 149 million and the number of coaches will be 230. Officials are ready to go to China to inspect these bogies as the Pakistan Railways (PR) is facing a shortfall of over Rs 45 billion.
Officers will go with an allowance of $ 100 per day
According to the Express Tribune report, Chief Mechanical Engineer Abdul Haseeb of the carriage said that with a travel allowance of US$ 100 per day, the officials going to China will provide consultation in the design of the passenger bogies. Staff will be trained for the maintenance of Chinese bogies, Haseeb further said, adding that technology from China will be transferred to Pakistan.
So many engineers-officers will go to China
According to the Express Tribune, officials who marked their presence in China for 10 days include AGM Shahid Aziz, DS Workshop Rahat Mirza, DG Planning Abdul Malik, Loco Factory Risalpur MD Akil Yusuf, Mughalpura Workshop Project Director Iftikhar Hussain, Mughalpura Workshop Project Directors included. Along with this, Muhammad Yusuf Laghari, Chief Mechanical Engineer Abdul Haseeb, Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer Muhammad Farooq, Deputy Chief Operating Officer Headquarters Hamdan Nazir, Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer Nawaz Farooq and Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer Design Zulfikar Sheikh will also visit.
In addition, Director of Operations Imtiaz Hussain Farooqui, Deputy Director M&S Fahad Masood, DME Multan Muhammad Fashatullah Baig, Mughalpura Workshop Works Manager Muhammad Ishaq Abbasi, Divisional Mechanical Engineer Karachi Sarmad Ibrahim, EFO Workshop Muhammad Amir are also included in the group.
The first group to visit China for 22 days included Team Leader Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer Risalpur Muhammad Ghufran Khan, Works Manager Mughalpura Muhammad Ismail, Assistant Mechanical Engineers Hamid Asad and Fakir Gul, FO Production Irshad Ahmed Aman, Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Irfanullah, Bahkaram, Marjan Ali, Zafar Hayat while the second group that visited China for 22 days included Deputy PEA MS Mughalpura Muhammad Khalid Khan, Works Manager Hyderabad Rajesh Kumar, Proceeds Officer Muhammad Saqlain, HTXR Mughalpura Azhar Hussain, Muhammad Amjad and Huh.
Daily loss of 2 crores to Pakistan Railways
Notably, the third group that left for China for 22 days includes Deputy DS Karachi Abdul Waqas, Divisional Mechanical Engineer Lahore Obaid Pal, Divisional Mechanical Engineer Kundian Ikram Zaidi and Assistant Mechanical Engineer Sultan Ahmed Soomro.
Let us tell you that due to the rise in diesel prices, Pakistan Railways (PR) is losing about two crore rupees daily. Earlier, citing the demands of the International Monetary Fund, the Shahbaz Sharif government increased the prices of petrol and diesel by PKR 30 per liter, which has increased the cost of production in the country.
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