ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Railways and Federal Ministry of Finance landed in utter confusion over the status of Rs 2 billion released for sprucing up the money-starved Pakistan Railways as officials in Pakistan Railways termed it a part of the supplementary grant while the sources in the Ministry of Finance termed it a part of Rupees 11.1 billion bailout package approved for the department by the Federal Cabinet. Official sources in the finance ministry requesting anonymity informed that Rs 2 billion had been released to Pakistan Railways (PR) so far against the proposed summary of Rs 5 billion and remaining Rs 1 billion would be expected to be provided within the next week. The sources said that Rs 2 billion would be made possible to the organisation after some time. The remaining amount would be made possible after the budget, they maintained. Meanwhile, Railways Secretary Shahid Hussain Raja told The Nation that no amount had been received from approved bailout package. If the amount has been released he is not in knowledge about it, he said. Earlier, Railways Secretary has time and again voiced that Pakistan Railways was in dire need to be immediately assisted with approved bailout package worth Rs 11.1 billion. The bailout package will be helpful to PR a lot to run its operation as a large number of locomotives are in a need to get repaired and some part of tracks also demand repair, Shahid added. Furthermore, official sources in Pakistan Railways confirmed that Rs 2 billion had been credited so far but it was from the supplementary grant. In this regards, the sources said, Secretary Railways has requested the government to give supplementary grant in the head of salary, pension and fuel. It would not be out of place to mention here that this amount was made possible after repeated requests of to the incumbent government. The financial bailout package amounted to Rs 11.1 billion has also increased PR annual budget from Rs 50 billion to Rs 61.1. Earlier the sources in the Railways ministry further informed that approximately daily expenditure of the organisation were Rs 2.5 billion whereas daily earnings were estimated around Rs 1.5 to 1.7 billion.