NAB to make arrests on ‘both sides’ after Eid: Sheikh Rashid

Says decision about resuming train service on Monday

By: News Desk      Published: 02:54 PM, 16 May, 2020
NAB to make arrests on ‘both sides’ after Eid: Sheikh Rashid

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid on Saturday predicted that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will sweep away everyone after this Eid and arrests would be made on ‘both sides’.

He was addressing a press conference at Railway Headquarters in Lahore.

The minister announced that he would not support amendments in NAB law. “PPP and PML-N need amendments in anti-graft watchdog law because arrests would be made on both sides after Eid,” he added.

Sheikh Rashid said that if the train operations would not be resumed there are fears of more loss to Pakistan Railways. “We are now at no profit no loss in our operations,” he added.

Passengers have bought tickets worth Rs230.2 million online and Pakistan Railways would have to return the money if the operation would not be resumed during the Eid holidays. He said the decision to resume train service will likely to be announced on Monday.

Sheikh Rashid said trains have been disinfected properly and measures have been taken to combat the COVId-19 while special guards will be deployed to protect the trains. “We appeal passengers to take all the measures and implement the SOPs to prevent the spread of virus,” the minister said.

Commenting on the sugar and wheat scandal report, the federal minister said that the report would be available soon and if PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi and PTI leader Jahangir Tareen have met it was their right to defend their case.

He predicted Shehbaz Sharif could only be saved if he alters his ‘software’.

Sheikh Rashid said that there was no opposition in the country and Prime Minister Imran Khan would complete his term.