पाकिस्तान रेलवे ने उस Chinese company से रेल इंजन खरीद लिया जिसने कभी इंजन बनाया ही नहीं। उस कंपनी ने पहला इंजन पाकिस्तान को बेचा। नए इंजन का मुंह इतना बड़ा था कि रेलवे स्टेशन को तोड़ने का काम किया गया की इंजन घुस सके। पाकिस्तान रेलवे ट्रैक मे 60-70 km /hr की स्पीड से ज्यादा गाड़ी नहीं भगा सकते है।
On 8 June 2021 An express train rammed into derailed coaches of another train, killing up to 51 people and injuring over 100 others in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Monday, forcing authorities to call in the Army and paramilitary forces for rescue and relief operations in one of the worst rail accidents in the country in recent years.
The Millat Express train from Karachi to Sargodha derailed and its coaches fell across the adjacent track near Dharki, a city located in the Ghotki district of upper Sindh.
Pakistan’s abysmal train safety record . . .
This is, unfortunately, not an isolated incident. Pakistan Railways data shows that between 2012 and 2017, there were 757 train accidents – an average of about 125 incidents per year. Between 2013 and 2019, 150 people died in train accidents. Monday’s accident is the worst the country has seen since October of 2019 when 70 passengers were killed due to a fire. Railway officials have said the leading causes of train accidents in Pakistan are older engines, signal issues, and a lack of train maintenance. Indeed, the current train tracks were laid during British colonial rule and have very rarely been upgraded.
Calls for railway system reform . . .
Railways are an essential mode of travel for many people in Pakistan, but the government has under invested in the maintenance of the deteriorated railway system. Successive governments in Pakistan – including the current government – have promised to upgrade the railways and have attempted to secure funds, but so far without success. The recent crash has spurred both public frustration and anger, and criticism from the political opposition. Hopefully, this time, the public outcry engenders reform and, most importantly, funding for Pakistan’s railway system.