Minister for Railways Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad on Saturday has said that the government is committed to work with China on Karachi-Peshawar Main Line-1 (ML-1) project.

He said this while talking to media here in Lahore today, steps are being taken to improve the status of Pakistan Railways and make the journey by trains more pleasant and safer for passengers, he added.

The minister said 11,000 employees will be recruited in Pakistan Railways on merit.

He said Pakistan Railways presently runs six new trains and four more trains will be run in near future.

Shaikh Rasheed said toilets will be installed in trains for disabled persons. He said it has been decided to file a petition against Railway's departmental corruption in National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

He said steps will be taken for retrieval of railways' land which has been forcibly encroached.

Sheikh Rasheed said Pakistan Railways will offer a 50 per cent discount to the students from 25th of next month till 10th of January.

The overall situation regarding availability of trains and facilities being provided to passengers is also discussed.