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70% of the Railways revenue is spent on pensions, SC told

July 24, 2018
70% of the Railways revenue is spent on pensions, SC told

A forensic audit report submitted on Tuesday to the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry revealed that the Pakistan Railways has suffered losses of Rs40 billion.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked if everything was going well in the Railways ministry. The audit officer said the report was not good and that in the past five years, there was no work done to improve the situation.

A notice was sent to the Railways ministry on the audit report.

“If institutions aren’t running then how will the country run?” he asked.

Only 50 of 500 railway stations are computerised, said the audit officer.

According to the report, the reason for the losses was the failure to take responsibility and delays in the completion of projects. The double track project has been delayed for four years.

The officer said that 70% of the ministry’s revenue was going towards pensions.

Justice Nisar has ordered that the report be made public.


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