Multan railway employees still not paid despite SC's order

Multan railway station and employees’ colony remain without electricity for seventh day.


Express October 20, 2011

MULTAN: Multan railway division employees have still not received their salaries despite Supreme Court’s (SC) order to release them, Express 24/7 reported on Thursday.

Multan railway station and employees’ colony also remained without electricity for the seventh day because of unpaid bills.

The railway employees announced to observe a major strike if the salaries are not paid.

The employees were assured they will receive their payments within two days and the electricity issue will also be resolved but the situation has not changed.

Trains coming from different areas were delayed for hours as the employees refused to work. Meanwhile, 22 trains from the Multan station were cancelled due to shortage of engines.

Trains stranded for hours due to non-availability of diesel

Several Punjab-bound passenger trains from Karachi were stranded for around four hours at Rohri Station, due to non-availability of diesel.

As per routine, all Punjab-bound trains passing through Rohri get their fuel tanks filled at the area's station, but due to unavailability of fuel, the trains could not continue the journey.

The angry passengers even attacked the station master's office over the delay in schedule.

However, four delayed trains were later re-filled and departed for their destinations.

Zikriya and Fareed Express were joined to a single engine due to shortage of fuel and left Rohri.

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