Drivers end protest; trains back on tracks

KARACHI Jul 23: Trains stranded in Karachi and other areas of Sindh resumed their journeys Sunday morning following a protest by drivers which resulted in halting of trains at Sukkur’s Rohri Station.

The Millat Express and Karakoram Express — scheduled to travel from Karachi to Faisalabad and Lahore, respectively — left for their destinations around 5am.

The trains are being operated by substitute drivers, officials explained, adding that they are looking for other alternatives to resume operations of the remaining trains.

Negotiations are also under way between the Pakistan Railways management and the protesting drivers in Sukkur.