LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday stated that the government wants to solve all issues by way of discussions rather than taking decision on the basis of protests, strikes and use of force.
Addressing guests at a dinner held in honour of 9 elected leaders of DHA Lahore Real Estate Agents Association, the Railways Minister stated that politics should not be prioritized over national interests.
Rafique stated that the Orange Train project was being criticized similarly as the Metro Bus project. He stated that the public will benefit from it after its completion, however.
The Federal Minister stated that an operation will be held against encroachments in Lahore; however hawkers bearing carts will not be led to unemployement due to the crackdown.
Rafique further added that the government had acquired a Pakistan that was burning but now the situation was improving on daily basis.
He stated that Karachi will not be handed over to extortionists and criminal elements.