Pakistan Railways (PR), which is currently making losses worth billions of rupees, is going to send 93 of its officers and staff to China on a 22-day tour. The PR officials are going to inspect 230 passenger coaches that Pakistan is importing from China for an amount of $149 million. Meanwhile, they will receive $100 per day as traveling allowance and dearness allowance (TA/DA).
It has reportedly borne losses of over Rs. 45 billion but is now sending its officers and staff to China on a phased tour starting 9 August 2022.
A list of eight alternative officers will also be prepared separately as the officers who are due to retire next year are also in the inspection crew.