Railways refuses Sheikh Rasheed's 'train march' request

Rasheed's request not approved because political activity is not allowed on passenger trains, according to PR


Web Desk June 09, 2014
Sheikh Rasheed. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways has refused Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed’s request to hold a 'train march' starting from Rawalpindi to Lahore on June 20, Express News reported on Monday.

Rasheed had announced a 'train march' to protest against load-shedding, inflation and rising unemployment in the country, on May 11.

He had sent a request to Railways Rawalpindi Divisional Superintendent to reserve 200 seats on the special coach that runs from Rawalpindi to Lahore for his protest.

The request was forwarded to Pakistan Railways headquarter office in Lahore where it was decided in a meeting today to not approve Rasheed's request as political activity is not allowed on passenger trains.

COMMENTS (4)

Faran | 7 years ago | Reply

@Saleem: the govt he was part of was the best administration in the history of pakistan. In his time railway showed record growth. Highest number of jobs were created and the growth rate was highest in 60 years. These are facts.

Faran | 7 years ago | Reply

@Saleem: the govt he was part of was the best administration in the history of pakistan. In his time railway showed record growth. Highest number of jobs were created and the growth rate was highest in 60 years. But i dont think these matter to you because they are just facts.

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