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Pakistan Railways

Pakistan Railways is a Federal Government Department under Ministry of Railways. The Secretary for Ministry of Railways is the Ex-offico Chairman of the Railway Board.

Pakistan Railways Comprises of three functional units. The Operations Unit, the Manufacturing & Services Unit and Welfare & Special Initiative Unit, Chief Executive Officer/Sr. General Manager (BS-22) is the overall incharge of these units. The Operations unit is directly headed by Chief Executive Officer/Sr. General Manager, whereas the other two units are headed by General Manager concerned. The Operation unit is located in the historic North Western Railways Headquarters Office building, an imposing landmark of colonial era architecture of Lahore. It oversees train operations and its all related functions. There are three Additional General Managers in the operation units, each of them heads a business unit, i.e., infrastructure, Traffic and Mechanical. In addition, there are various specialized heads of departments who assist the Chief Executive Officer/Sr. General Manager.

The Manufacturing and Services (M&S) unit oversees the management of the Concrete Sleeper Factories, Locomotive and Carriage Factories. The Welfare & Special initiative Unit manages all Railways owned Schools, Hospitals and Director Stores and Purchase besides monitoring and execution of projects.

Pakistan Railway comprises of seven territorial operating divisions i.e. Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Sukkur, Karachi & Quetta, besides Workshops Division at Moghalpura Lahore and an administrative division at Headquarters office Lahore. The territorial operating and Workshops Divisions are each headed by a Divisional Superintendent, who is directly under the control of chief Executive Officer/Sr. General Manager. The Divisional Superintendents are assisted by the Divisional and Assistant Officers of their respective Departments i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, signal and Telecommunications Engineering, Medical, Transportation & Commercial etc.

In addition to that, Pakistan Railways has its own set up of Railway Police headed by an Inspector General / PRP, Accounts Department headed by FA&CAO, Internal Audit Department headed by Chief Internal Audit, Information Technology Department, Personnel Branch and Stores / Purchase Department.


Route Kilometers 7791 kms
Broad Gauge (1676mm) 7479 kms
Meter Gauge (1000 mm) 312 kms
Running Track 9195 kms
Total Track Length 11881 kms
Bridges 13959 Nos.
Level Crossings 3389 Nos.
Un-Manned Level Crossings 1875 Nos.
Manned Level Crossings 1514 Nos.
Land 167,690 Acres


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