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PTI chairman is continuously making false claims: Saad Rafique

19 January, 2015

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LAHORE: Minister for Railways Saad Rafique on Sunday 18.January,2015 Commenting on Imran Khan’s accusations against the ruling PML-N, the minister said that the PTI chairman is continuously making ‘false claims’. He said that the government would not run away from proposed judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in last general elections. “The country could no longer afford protests and sit-ins,” he added.

He further offered an apology over prevailing petrol shortage in Punjab, assuring that the persons found responsible would be held accountable.

Talking to media, Saad said that the prime minister has already ordered an inquiry into the crisis and the government would ensure accountability of the persons found involved in the shortage of petrol. He said the matter would also be discussed in the cabinet. He said that the government had provided relief to the masses by repeatedly reducing prices of petroleum products.

While addressing the inauguration of work on a link road project near Walton Station in Lahore on Sunday, he said that Pakistan Railways has enough oil reserves for fourteen days, which will be increased up to thirty days with the passage of time. The minister said that all possible measures were being taken for decreasing the losses and increasing the income of Pakistan Railways.

Saad said that green belt would be built on both sides of rail track from Shahdara Lahore to Raiwand and all wastes will be removed from this area. The minister said that he alongwith LDA DG, PHA DG, Planning and Development Chairman and other officials were visiting from Shahdara to Raiwind on inspection train to review the matters in this regard.

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