QUETTA: A strike by train drivers continued on the second consecutive day, Aaj News reported.
According to the reports, train drivers went on strike on Sunday alleging that most trains had defective engines and they have to ensure safe running of trains.
The drivers gathered at the Quetta railway station and told divisional officials that they would not run passenger or goods trains with old and faulty locomotives.
Reports appeared on local media claimed that only Jaffar Express had left the station for Rawalpindi, while the scheduled departures of Bolan Mail, Akbar Khan Express and Chaman-bound trains were cancelled.
Protesting drivers had urged the railway authorities to take steps to ensure safe running of trains.
Local media reported, “Over 2,000 passengers waited for several hours because there was no driver to take the Bolan Mail to Karachi.” Lahore’s Nawab Bugti Express also got delayed due to the strike.