ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways’ another case of millions of rupees corruption, in Shalimar Express contract to a private contractor, has been exposed.
Shalimar Express was handed over to private contractor this year and it has been revealed this day that during the privatization of the train that contractor was given benefit of millions of rupees illegally.
According to sources, former GM of Railway, Saeed Akhtar, signed deal of Shalimar Express with the contractor on cheaper rates for 25 percent share of the business.
The private company had to spend Rs. 97.0 million on renovation of the train but not a single rupee was spent by the contractor on beautification of the train.
Pakistan Railways handed over dining car and carriage coaches, without any charges, to the private company and rendered loss of hundreds of million rupees to the unit, added the sources. SAMAA