Pakistan News

    Metro Rail Hyderabad Recruitment 2016 Vimeo

  • SOPs for recruitment of metro bus drivers being prepared

    RAWALPINDI: Two years after launching the metro bus service between Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the provincial government has started preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs) to hire drivers and impart training to them and to ensure contractors carrying out repair work on the elevated track took precautionary measures to avoid any accident...

    The PML-N government introduced the bus service between the twin cities at a cost of Rs44
  • Smog continues to disrupt rail, road and air traffic

    LAHORE: Smog and fog on Sunday assumed alarming proportions in Punjab before they could be washed away by rain expected by the meteorologists and the Punjab environment protection department in the next two days...

    There was marked burning of eyes and throat irritation as a pal of thick smog hung over Lahore throughout the day
  • Lebanon plans to get back on track with a rail revolution

    Lebanon as a rail powerhouse for the rebuilding of post-war Syria, high-speed double-track trains running in tunnels through the Lebanese mountains above Beirut, sidings for the building-blocks of Syria’s new cities in the Bekaa Valley – do not think here, dear reader, of the Roman temples of Baalbek – and a link up with the great railways that will run from the Gulf to Europe via the new Iraq and the new Syria...

    Why, even pipelines...
  • Germany braces for longest-ever rail strike

    BERLIN: German train drivers found themselves under fire from industry and the government on Monday after announcing their longest walkout in the history of rail operator Deutsche Bahn...

    “From outside, the labour dispute at Deutsche Bahn is becoming increasingly difficult to understand,” said Eco­nomy Minister Sigmar Gab­riel, complaining that the week-long stoppage would “badly hurt commuters and passengers, as well as Deutsche Bahn...
  • Rail workers seek 50pc pay raise

    LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Employees (PREM) Union has urged the prime minister and the federal finance minister to increase by 50 per cent the salary of the rail workers in the forthcoming budget...

    “Funds should also be allocated on emergent basis to upgrade all health facilities of the Pakistan Railways (PR) and to ensure provision of free medicines there for rail workers,” union’s senior vice-president Sheikh Muhammad Anwar told...
  • German rail strike worsens amid calls for arbitration

    BERLIN: A railway strike set to last an unprecedented seven days caused major disruption across Germany on its first full day on Tuesday and pressure rose on the government to intervene by pushing the two sides into arbitration...

    Economists warned that the strike, which began with freight trains on Monday then spread to passenger tra­ins on Tuesday, could cost Eu­rope’s biggest economy up to 750 million euros and cut second-quarter...
  • ‘Terrorist fails to blow up’ rail workshop

    LAHORE: A bomb dropped by unknown suspect(s) on Saturday to target a Pakistan Railway workshop near Garhi Shahu did not explode luckily...

    Approximately 5-kg explosive material was planted in a water cooler and the suspect threw it from the Garhi Shahu overhead bridge
  • 20pc off on rail fares during Ramazan

    ISLAMABAD: Commu­ters opting to travel in all classes of trains would get concession of up to 20 per cent in fares during the first 20 days of the holy month of Ramazan, said Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday...

    Speaking to journalists here, he said the revenue target of Pakistan Railways (PR) had been fixed at Rs53 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18, adding that the revenue, which was Rs18bn four years ago, had now...
  • Tanker accident disrupts rail traffic

    SAHIWAL: Rail traffic remained suspended for hours when an LPG tanker veered off Lahore-Multan highway while saving a car near 132/9-L village on Wednesday morning...

    After initial efforts, the local administration called out a railway carriage crane from Khanewal to clear the track
  • PML-N leaders rail against JIT following SC hearing

    ISLAMABAD: Following the second fortnightly Supreme Court hearing of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case on Wednesday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders beat their political rivals to the coveted media dais and lambasted the JIT and the justice system for being partial to Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)...

    Raising the issue of a leaked photograph showing Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Passengers ‘denied boarding’ for president’s rail ride

    LAHORE: A number of passengers could not board the Rawalpindi-bound Subakkharam Express (Rail Car) at the Lahore railway station on Thursday after the authorities allegedly detached a couple of coaches in a bid to facilitate President Mamnoon Hussain and his family travelling by a saloon and their security escort ...

    However, the Pakistan Railways denied the reports, stating that all passengers except 13 boarded the train without any...
  • Rail link planned between Gwadar and Iranian port

    QUETTA: Pakistan and Iran have decided to lay railway track to connect Gwadar with the Iranian port city of Chabahar...

    The decision was taken at a meeting between Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and a 22-member Iranian delegation led by the governor of the Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan, Aaqa Ali Hosth Hashmi, in Gwadar on Sunday
  • More
Back to top