ISLAMABAD - Awami National Party has decided to formally lodge a protest with Pakistan People's Party leadership over the government's indifference toward the sole federal ministry with the party, due to which the party was facing a lot of embarrassment. Sources in ANP informed that Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour had taken up the matter of government's non-cooperation and indifference toward the problems being faced by his ministry would not only proving him inefficient but also casting negative impact on the party, so he asked the party leadership to take up the matter with PPP top-brass to put the house in order. ANP leadership was determined not to pocket humiliation and failures due to the inefficiency of the government and would raise the issue with PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari to intervene and help resolve the financial issues of Pakistan Railways, which is resulting in the public inconvenience at mass scale. Sources in ANP informed that Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour was so infuriated over the state of affairs that he had decided to resign from the position and made it clear to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani that ANP would not become hostage to the shortcomings of the government and offered his resignation during the last Cabinet meeting. Sources further informed that Federal Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour had also declined the offer of Prime Minister Gilani to get his portfolio changed and made it clear that he or his party was not in politics for ministries and made it also clear that if the things were not put in right frame he would be left with a little choice but to quit. Later, the fellow ministers had calmed him down and he was given assurance that the government would immediately release the bailout package for Pakistan Railways soon. But once again the Federal Finance Ministry had put the things in loop by forming a consortium to arrange a hefty bailout package to revamp the Pakistan Railways and to bridge the growing deficit. It is pertinent to mention here that in December 2010 the Government had announced a bailout package of Rs. 11.1 billion for restructuring Pakistan Railways but that amount was never released due to which the condition of the department turned worse from bad earning. Sources in ANP said that besides the issue of the sole federal ministry with the party the ANP leadership would take up a number of other issues with PPP Co-Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari in coming days, with special reference to the fast-changing political realities in Karachi and both parties coalition government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa where ANP is in lead role.