Pakistan Railways is contributing Rs50 million to the novel coronavirus fund (COVID-19) for PM Imran Khan, the federal minister declared on Saturday.
“We have decided to donate one-day income of all our labourers and three-day income of all our officers to the PM’s fund,” said Sheikh Rasheed while addressing a press conference at the Railways HQ.
He said he had donated Rs3,000 bags to Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to distribute to coolies in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
“I have raised the issue of coolies’ welfare in the federal cabinet many times,” he said assuring that Rs12,000 will be given to coolies across the country soon. “We are working very hard to resolve their issues.”
“The NDMA sent us 10,000 masks, and we are trying to get more to distribute them to all the people who work for us. He noted that no employee’s profit was stopped by the department while train operations were suspended,” he said.
He said that there are over 700 railway stations in the country. “If any person thinks there is an emergency situation, then they should contact us and we will send them our medical train,” he added.