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Pakistan preps to resume train service after floods

STORY: Thousands of rail workers have also been struggling for income for more than a month, after a historic and intense monsoon dumped about three times as much rain as Pakistan's three-decade average.

Porter Nadeem Mehboob appealed to authorities to resume train services as soon as possible.

“The railway system was suspended due to the floods, which has left the railway stations deserted. Because of that we have all lost our livelihoods. We appeal to the authorities to resume the service as soon as possible, so that we can start earning again.”

In remarks reported by local broadcasters, the federal minister for railways Khawaja Saad Rafique told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday that he had given orders for normal operations to be restored as soon as possible, but they had to wait for the water to drain first.