Pakistan train driver and assistant suspended for stopping train to buy yogurt
New Delhi : Social Media often proves to be a powerful tool and a viral video from Pakistan has now led to the suspension of a train driver and his assistant for allegedly stopping a train to buy yogurt.
In the viral video, train driver's assistant can be seen collecting the yogurt from a street stall before climbing back into the carriage. The incident has raised safety and regulation of railways in Pakistan, where accidents due to mismanagement and neglect are common.
The driver and the assistant have been identified as Rana Mohammad Shehzad and Iftikhar Hussain respectively. After the video went viral, Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati on Tuesday suspended the driver and his assistant.
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“When you stop a train in the middle (of the tracks) it becomes a safety issue. Safety is our priority. We cannot tolerate anything which compromises safety,” Syed Ijaz-ul-Hassan Shah, a spokesman for the railway ministry, told AFP on Wednesday.
The minister also warned that they will not allow anyone to use the national assets for personal use.