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Reviving the Railways

Pakistan’s poorly managed and decaying railways system took away 65 precious lives on June 7 when two passenger trains collided in Sindh in which five passengers were killed and nearly…

Improving the railways

It has been a few days since 65 innocent citizens of this country lost their lives to a senseless train accident in Ghotki. The collective amnesia is about to set…

Railways In The Limelight

Railways in the limelight

The chief justice of the apex court termed Pakistan Railways as the most corrupt department in the country and summoned its minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, to appear in court to…

Commercializing Pakistan Railways — I

Pakistan Railways (PR), a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) under the Ministry of Railways (MoR), which has been working as a natural monopoly has not been able to pay adequate attention to…

Commercializing Pakistan Railways — II

A ‘line-of-business’ structure is generally adopted by commercial railways to align markets in the rail industry towards achieving utmost customer- both passenger and freight related- satisfaction. Under this structure, while…

A regulatory framework for Pakistan Railways – III

Regulation is basically done through tools called ‘regulatory instruments' where it is essential that proper mandate in this regard is provided in the underlying legislation that establishes the regulator of…

Off-track Railways

Off-track railways

The railway system, one of the pillars of the Industrial Revolution, transformed societies, including the subcontinent, economically and socially. Henry Bartle Frere, chief commissioner of Sindh(1850-1859) had commented on the…