The suspension of twelve local trains to Karachi as the destination was confirmed by the Federal Minister of Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, in a press conference.
The closure is expected to come into effect on March 22nd and trains will no longer travel to Karachi from various parts of the Sindh province.
The railway minister emphasized that a total of 20 trains would be excluded from the journey to Karachi if necessary.
The suspended trains include Khushal Khan Khattak Express, Akbar Bugti Express, Sindh Express, Shah Latif Express, Ravi Express and Rohi Express.
It was also announced that the decision was made at Sindh’s urging to ask Pakistan Railways to temporarily suspend train services to the metropolis.
Further details in this regard indicate that those who will be affected by the suspension will be given alternatives, while it has also been informed that Pakistan Railways will refund customers who cannot find accommodation on alternative trains.