Pakistan Railways: Unpaid workers disrupt rail and road services

Railways workers disrupted trains and road traffic in protest at unpaid salaries in the city here on Saturday.

The workers stopped locomotives during a protest at the Lahore Washing Line, delaying several other trains as well in the process. They chanted slogans accusing the government and Railways administration of ruining the state rail service and neglecting its many workers.

The protestors later marched from the City Railway Station to Ghari Shahu Bridge and blocked the road. Addressing the rally, the workers’ leaders said they had formed an alliance to “save” the cash-strapped Pakistan Railways. They said they would launch countrywide protests and jam the entire rail network if they did not start getting their salaries on time.

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