RAWALPINDI (APP) - Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday criticised Pakistan Railways decision to fix rates of the 40 feet containers saying this policy is incurring huge losses to the business community. Chairman, RCCIs Standing Committee on Railways, Maqsood Ahmed Khan addressing an emergency meeting here said that Pakistan Railways has fixed the weight of the 40 feet container at 36 tons. If the consignment weighs less than 36 tons, a businessman has to pay the full price of the container, he regretted. The business community has great reservations over this policy, he said and urged the government to immediately reverse this decision. Maqsood Ahmed said there is a great demand for Pakistani cement in India, therefore the number of goods bogies should be increased in accordance with the agreement reached between the governments of India and Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, Senior Vice President, Syed Ali Raza Saeed Shah was critical of the railways booking staff. On phone you are told that the booking is full, but in fact the trains are running empty he added. It is because of this attitude that Pakistan Railways had to suffer annual Rs. 25b losses, he alleged. Syed Ali Raza said railways has great importance for economic development and its wrong policies could badly affect the business sector. He urged the government to take concrete steps for improving Railways set-up. The meeting was also attended by VP RCCI, Rashid Wain, Vice Chairman, Standing Committee on Railways Afzal Saeed Butt and large number of the committee members.