Railways police refuse to protect stations, dry ports, T-Towers
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The Inspector General (IG) of Pakistan Railways Police Friday refused to protect 600 railway stations, dry ports and telecommunication towers and other assets.
According to the 24News HD TV Channel, the IG Railways Police has sent a letter to the Ministry and excused them from providing foolproof security to the railways’ facilities.
The IG said in the letter that the railways' police couldn’t protect all 600 functional railway stations in the country due to a lack of resources and manpower.
He said in the letter that at least 7279 posts of the railways' police were approved but existing strength was 34 per cent less than it.
He further stated that there were no new recruitments in railways police since 2016 so they were unable to provide foolproof security to key installations.
For the new recruitments, he said that he had already written five letters to the Ministry of Railways in the last few months but had failed to get any positive response.