Pakistan Railways has announced the facilities for its passengers on the upcoming Eidul Azha .

The department said that passengers over the age of 65 years will travel free on 22nd and 23rd August while other passengers will be facilitated with a 25% discount.

According to the details, the facilities will be given to those citizens of Pakistan who are having the original National Identity Cards (NIC).

Earlier, sources had said that Pakistan Railways' employees of grade 1 to 16 are likely to be upgraded as General Manager (GM) Railway, Malik Aftab Akbar expressed hope that pay-scale of different categories employees would raise soon after formation of next government.

He said that employee’s upgradation work would be completed in the initial months of next government and added that employees would definitely hear good news in this regard.

He expressed these views while taking to the railways workers union here on Monday. During the meeting union leaders informed the general manager regarding problems that are being faced by the Railway employees.

They demanded that Pakistan Railway employees' category of 1 to 16 should be upgraded and immediately end the 5pc cut of grade 6 to 16.

They also demanded that Railway hospital should be restored on PNS Shifa panel and added that court judgments’ should be implemented in this regard.