LAHORE - Minister for Railways and PML-N central leader Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday ruled out possibility of imposition of governor’s rule in Sindh.

Talking to journalists after inauguration of a project for repairing old locomotives at Lahore Loco Workshop, the minister added there were no such discussions in power corridors. About the formation of judicial commission, he said that it was a win-win situation for both the parties. He said judicial commission was formed in accordance with the wishes of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and not Imran Khan.

“PTI tried to taint my face with allegations. Judicial commission will help me come out clean now,” hoped PML-N stalwart from Lahore.

He reiterated his old words about immature politics of Imran Khan, however, added the PTI leader was passing through a learning phase.

“Imran will get maturity in politics with the passage of time. No doubt maturity comes to a man after marriage,” he said and smiled.  “It is good that PTI is also turning into a ‘political party’ and Imran Khan is learning,” he added.

To a question about Saulat Mirza’s allegations on MQM and its leadership, the minister said the political parties should hold themselves accountable and must purge their ranks of criminal elements.

The minister said the German-made 27 locomotives would be repaired in parts at Lahore Loco Workshop and will be inducted in railways’ fleet till the end of this year. The department’s revenue will go up by Rs3 billion per annum after induction of the engines which were 30 years old. The locomotives will be fuel-efficient and could be used for next 15 years.

He vowed to enhance operation of freight trains from currently 300 per month to 350 per month. He said the railways would supply fuel to Jamshoro power plant from March 25.

The minister also attended an MoU signing ceremony between the railways and Awan Trading Company (ATC) at Railways Headquarters. Railways chief commercial manager Zubair Shafi Ghori and ATC CEO Aslam Awan signed the agreement under which the department would supply coal of around 22,000 ton per month to company from Karachi to Kundyan, Chechoki Malyan and Shahdrah. The trading company has paid Rs160 million fare to the railways in advance.