Attacking Railway Facilities Now Punishable With Death & Life Imprisonment

The upper house of parliament has approved strict punishment for those who damage and attack Pakistan Railways’ facilities. Senate recently approved the Pakistan Railways (PR) Amendment Bill 2022.

Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar made amendments to the previous Railway Act, which was no longer in use. Following the approval of PR Amendment Bill 2022, attacking railway facilities will land a person in jail for the rest of his life or even hanged to death.

The punishment will be awarded depending on the severity of the offense. Furthermore, punishment for causing any damage to the infrastructure of PR has been intensified.

According to the Law Minister, all the loopholes in PR laws which could facilitate criminals have now been removed. PTI leader Azam Swati lauded the recent amendments.

PR has suffered billions of rupees of losses due to the floods in the country, as per Minister of Railways Saad Rafique. The minister on Tuesday ordered to restore the operation of three express trains from Karachi, Millat Express, Allama Iqbal and Sukkur Express.

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