– APP (File Photo)

LAHORE: The entire operation of Pakistan Railways originating from Lahore remained suspended for most part of Thursday for want of fuel, leaving thousands of passengers stranded at the railway station.

Officials told Dawn that the PR management at the city railway station did not have even a “drop of diesel” for 30 express passenger trains, that originated from or passed through Lahore daily.

“The entire train operation from Lahore to Karachi, Faisalabad, Khanewal, Kasur, Rawalpindi, Multan and other cities remained suspended for lack of fuel,” an official told Dawn.

He said a large number of passengers, who had got their seats reserved in various trains such as Tezgam, Khyber Mail and Karakoram, waited for hours at the station and finally returned their tickets.

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