KARACHI: The train schedule has been severely affected due to the 10-day-long protest by the employees of the Loco Shed Department of Pakistan Railways over non-payment of salaries, while thousands of passengers were forced to wait for hours while fasting.
Several passenger trains departing from Karachi were delayed for several hours due to the protest and strike of the railway loco shed employees over the non-payment of salaries in Karachi.
Protesting against non-payment of salaries, Loco Shed employees did not prepare engines for several domestic trains, which delayed domestic departures by more than 4 hours.
Loco shed employees said that the salaries for the month of February have not been paid yet due to which the employees are facing difficulties in Ramadan.
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The railway protestors said that if our demands are not approved in a few days, the scope of the protest will be widened.
Passengers have requested the government to solve the problems of train traffic due to the irregularity of the employees, as a result of which we are worried so that we can return to our homes in peace.