Passenger trains will remain suspended until March 31, Ministry of Railways said. Photo: file

Lahore: The Ministry of Railways has stopped all passenger train operations nationwide till March 31.

Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed, Chairman Habib-ur-Rehman, CEO Railway Dost Ali Laghari, Chief Operating Officer Aamir Baloch and other officers attended the video link conference at the Railway Headquarters, which will take place at 12pm tonight. It has been decided to shut down completely for 7 days, however, only freight trains will operate while employees will not be discharged even after the train operation is closed.

According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Railways, operation of the passenger trains has been suspended from 12 noon to 31st March. Orders have also been issued to stop the reservation of reservation in the trains as passengers who have booked different trains. The entire rent would be refunded to them.

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