ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is set to take up issue of increasing             train accidents at different parts of the country in the upcoming National Assembly session starting by mid of November.

“The government has so far failed to control train incidents, as recently a number of people lost their lives in a train accident in Karachi,” said PPP’s lawmaker in a call-attention notice submitted in the NA Secretariat.

PPP MNAs asked Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique to brief the house on train incident at Landhi, Karachi on November 3, 2016 due to the irresponsible behavior of the concerned authorities.

“It is unfortunate that the accident took more than 22 precious lives and hundreds of people sustained serious injuries along with the massive financial loss to the Pakistan Railways,” the notice added.

Sharing details of train accidents in near past, they said around month before at least four people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided near Multan.

Likewise, in November 2015, 19 people were killed in Balochistan after a train’s brakes failed and collided with a mountain.

In July 2015, at least 17 people were killed when a special military train fell into a canal after a bridge partially collapsed.

The call-attention was submitted by PPP MNAs Syed Naveed Qamar, Shazia Atta Mari, Ramesh Lal, Aijaz Jakhrani, Abdul Sattar Bachani and Shahida Rehmani.