Pak lawmaker wants Laloo to save Pakistan's shambolic railway system!
A Pakistani lawmaker has surprised his colleagues by suggesting that that the country's railways should be handed over to former Indian railway minister Laloo Prasad Yadav.
Member of National Assembly (MNA) of Pakistan Sajid Ahmed made the remark while parliamentary secretary for railways Noman Islam Sheikh was answering questions about the performance of the railways.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Ahmed suggested that Yadav must be given the responsibility of handling Pakistan railway system if the government was unable to tackle the state-run entity's numerous problems, the Nation reports.
Pakistan railways has been plagued by several problems over the past few years, including the lack of locomotives, shortage of spare parts and fuel, and cancellation of dozens of trains due to lack of financial resources, the paper said.
The Pakistan railways had received only Rs 6 billion out of a total bailout package of Rs 11 billion for 2010-2011, it added.