LAHORE (9Newshd): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has Thursday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly demanding Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s resignation.
The resolution – tabled by PML-N leader Kanwal Liaqat – stated that the accident of Akbar Express occurred due to the negligence of Sheikh Rashid. The incident is proof of his irresponsible behavior owing to which 11 persons were killed and over 60 were injured, it added.
The resolution expressed reservations over the casualties that occur due to frequent collisions of trains. It further demanded that the federal government should oust Sheikh Rashid from his ministry if he does not render the resignation himself.
At least 18 persons were killed and 60 others were wounded when Akbar Express collided with a goods train standing at Walhar Railway Station near Rahim Yar Khan in the wee hours of Thursday.
The passenger train was going to Quetta from Lahore when it rammed into a goods train standing at Walhar Railway Station.
Police sources said that the engine of Akbar Express was completely destroyed in the accident while three bogies were also damaged, resulting in the death of eleven persons while many others sustained injuries.