Imran Khan Prime Minister Pakistan calls for a meeting on Monday in order to finalize the decision over resuming the train services which stopped due to the coronavirus lockdown.
As per some sources, the federal government is planning to allow Pakistan Railways to operate thirty trains before Eid-ul-Fitr which is most probably expected to fall on 25th May.
The meeting will be chaired by PM Imran Khan on Monday at 3:00 pm. In the session, all the participants will review the current situation of COVID-19 in the country.
Sheikh Rasheed Federal Minister for Railways will explain the Prime Minister about the preparations the railway department has made to resume the service.
In the prevailing session, also the SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) will be finalized before resuming the train services.
However, in the previous NCOC (National Command and Operation Center) session the two provinces Sindh and Balochistan opposed restoring train services.
On May 12, the federal cabinet in session decided to ease the restrictions of the lockdown all over the country and suggested to restart the inter-provincial transport and train service.
The members of the federal cabinet agreed to relax the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
The Prime Minister suggested continuing the train services and the inter-provincial public transport. He also said that in this regard all the provinces will be consulted first.