PPP, PML-N demand Sheikh Rasheed’s resignation over train accident

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ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties Thursday demanded resignation of Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed over train accident near Sadiqabad, in which 20 people were killed and over 80 injured.
Expressing grief over the accident, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, “Imran Khan has given many examples of resignation over accidents. Why is he not asking for resignation from his own minister?”
“Don’t know how many more lives will be lost because of Sheikh Rasheed’s romance with the ministry,” he added. He said Sheikh Rasheed and Imran Khan were only doing point-scoring. “The country is also running like the railways ministry. Sheikh Rasheed also destroyed the railways during Musharaff’s era,” he maintained.
Senior leader of the PML-N Ahsan Iqbal said, “Imran Khan cannot ask for resignation but he can give the ministry to a person who has the time to run it.”
“The prime minister should discourage the trend of false performances,” he added.
Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said it was worrying that there was an increase in the number of train accidents. “The reason and motive behind the accident should be brought forward to determine the perpetrators,” the PML-N leader added.


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