LAHORE    -   Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Tuesday said that all available resourc­es were being utilised to restore the train services in flood affected areas, besides effectively explor­ing the revenue generation sources of the depart­ment to make it profitable.

Addressing a press conference at Pakistan Rail­ways (PR) headquarters here, he said that efforts were afoot to restore railway services in the country, especially in flood-hit areas. He added that total loss­es of railways due to flash floods had been estimated at around Rs 525 billion, and railways employees were working day and night to minimise the losses. 

The minister said that financial position of rail­ways had badly been disturbed in the current fis­cal year, adding that when the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) came to power, Pakistan Railways faced over Rs 47.5 billion worth of finan­cial losses. However, a revenue of around Rs 60 million had been earned during 2021-22