Showing posts with label Junaid Qureshi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Junaid Qureshi. Show all posts

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pak Railways promote 500 ticket examiners

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The General Manager Pakistan Railways, Junaid Qureshi, has promoted over 500 Special Ticket Examiners, Special Ticket Examiner Group Inspectors and Divisional Inspectors to the next grade.
He signed the summary of promotion of the Railways employees on March 1 and the notification in this regard was also issued later in the day, sending a wave of delight among the staff. 

As per notification the Grade 11 Special Ticket Examiners have been promoted to Grade 14, Grade 12 Special Ticket Examiners Group Inspectors to Grade 15 and Grade 14 Divisional Inspectors to Grade 16. 

It may be mentioned here that a Special Ticket Examiner Mohammed Suleman had moved to court a couple of years ago seeking promotions which was allowed by the court with the order for carrying out the required promotions. 

However, the implementation of the court order was delayed because of ongoing financial crisis in the railway which led to protests and strike by railway employees. 

Meanwhile the leaders of Railway’s Special Ticket Examiners Group Association, Shahabuddin Lakho, Haji Naimuddin Abbasi, Abdul Majeed Abbasi, Syed Asif Ali Shah and Al-haj Liaquat Ali Khilji have expressed their gratitude to the GM Railway, Junaid Qureshi, and other senior railway officials for issuance of notification of their promotions having described the issuance of notification the victory of righteousness.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

GM Railways visits loco shed

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

The General Manager Pakistan Railways, Junaid Qureshi, paid a detailed visit to Locomotive workshop at Karachi cantonment Station and reviewed the availability of locomotives.

He was accompanied by Chief Mechanical Engineer, Mubinuddin and other Principal Officers from Railway headquarter Lahore and Divisional Superintendent Anzar Ismail Rizvi. During visit, he found 28 out of a total of 111 locomotives allocated for Karachi Railway Division, out of order.

On arrival at Loco shed, Junaid Qureshi was warmly welcomed by workers who assured him of their full cooperation in his efforts for revival of railway’s glory. He also discussed with the workers their problems and assured to solve them within the available resources.

He noticed that these locomotives can be repaired at the very loco shed and ordered immediate transportation of necessary parts from Rawalpindi to Karachi.

After taking over as General Manager earlier this month, Junaid Qureshi has started a series of visits to various railway divisions to review their working and performance in a bid to bring improvement in the railway operations.

He started his visits to these Divisions with first visit to Karachi Division during which he held meetings with the officials, staff and railway unions. He has planned similar review visits of Sukkur Division and Multan Division during the next few days.

The GM has decided that he will always travel by train to have an indepth study of railway installations, infrastructure facilities as well operational problems.

Junaid Qureshi has vowed to take Pakistan Railways to another level by mobilizing all the resources at their disposal.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Junaid Qureshi commits to bring improvement in the railway working

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

The newly appointed General Manager Pakistan Railways, Junaid Qureshi, has stated that railway’s 60 percent problems can be resolved by overcoming mismanagement while the remaining 40 percent relate to financial implications.

He made the observation while talking to media after chairing meetings with Divisional officers and office-bearers of various workers’ unions in the office of Divisional Superintendent Railways.

Besides some Principal Officers from Railway headquarter Lahore, who accompanied the General Manaer during his maiden visit to Karachi, the meeting was also attended by Divisional Superintendent Anzar Ismail Rizvi.

Junaid Qureshi said he told the officials to spare no effort in resolving the related problems which they can do at their own level 

In this regard, he said, he issued various directives to them and hopefully these would result in bringing improvement in the railway’s working including control on late running of trains which emanate from Karachi.

He said that plans were underway to restart the freight trains on priority basis, which in real term are the real revenue backbone of the railway.

“Railway certainly suffered a revenue setback with the closure of freight operation”, he observed and pointed out that Karachi Railway Division has only 89 working locomotives out of a total strength of 111.

He said that he will be visiting the loco shed at Cantonment railway station on Tuesday to assess the possibilities for repair of defective locomotives and for this purpose the railway will release necessary funds as well.

He said that railway will start operation of two freight trains from Karachi from next week

To a question, the GM Railways informed that talks were in final stages for obtaining Rs 6 billion commercial loan from National Bank of Pakistan. He said this amount will be spent on the repair of 80 locomotives and will be repaid from the income generating from freight and other operational trains.

Junaid Qureshi informed that international tenders have been floated for purchase of 150 locomotives. He said the tenders will be opened in June.

Replying a question, the GM said that railway is going to run six more trains on public-private participation during the next 30 or 45 days.

He told a questioner that for the present the railway’s revenue was 30 percent below the target. But the situation will improve by next month when freight trains will be operational.

Meanwhile, the General Manager railway has under taken a visit to various railway divisions starting with Karachi Division He will be visiting Sukkur Railway Division on Tuesday and Wednesday and Multan Railway Division next week.

Junaid Qureshi said he is taking a team of senior officers along with him for resolving various issues on the spot.

He said he himself will under take journey to various destination on trains and has issued same directives to his officers to follow his suit in an effort to bring improvement in the railway’s working.