ISLAMABAD    -   The Pakistan Railways will set up high-end toilets at the 20 stations of major cities to facilitate the passengers in the best possible way. The services of private sector will be hired for the purpose, an official of the Ministry of Rail­ways told APP on Sunday.

He said that railway sta­tions in the major cities in­cluding Lahore, Faisalabad, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Quetta and Peshawar would have new facilities in the first phase. The official said that Pakistan Railways would also upgrade five major Railway stations across the country on modern lines to facilitate the passengers. 

Such initiatives will boost revenue generation of the department. The purpose to upgrade the railway sta­tions is to make them com­mercial hubs for business activities and facilitate the passengers, he remarked. He said that Railway sta­tions in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Quetta would be upgraded on modern lines, adding that the the decision was taken on the directives of Minister for Railways Kha­waja Saad Rafique.

The official said that the government was taking sev­eral steps to improve the performance of Pakistan Railways and would provide maximum facilities to the masses. To a question, he said the Railway infrastruc­ture in Balochistan was be­ing maintained as per avail­able resources to provide safe and secure travel to the passengers. The official said that railway track in Balochistan was consisted of Sibi-Quetta-Chaman, Spezand-Taftan and Sibi-Hurnai and some portion of Jacobabad-Sibi section.