Thursday Aug 29 2019

Trains to halt for one minute on Aug 30 to express solidarity with Kashmiris: Sheikh Rashid


ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Railways trains will halt for one minute on August 30 to express solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed announced on Thursday.

In a video message, the railways minister said as many as 138 trains would halt for a minute between 12:00 and 12:30 PM on Friday.

"As many as 138 trains will observe one-minute stop across the country, whether they will be at railway stations or on tracks, during 1200 hours to 1230 hours. National anthem and songs will be played to show solidarity with Kashmiris," the minister said in his video message.

He said that routine work would also remain suspended for half an hour from 12:00 to 12:30 PM at all Pakistan Railways workshops, offices and stations.

He said this was being done on the call of Prime Minister Imran Khan to express solidarity with the struggle of the Kashmiri people.

Sheikh Rashid urged all Pakistan Railways employees and labourers to come out of their work places and gather in support of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination as per resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council.

He said that said similar events would be arranged at the Lal Haveli to show solidarity with Kashmiris, which would continue from 12:00 to 5:00 PM.