LAHORE The Pakistan Railways on Thursday had to cancel 124 passenger trains and also could not run any goods train because the strength of its operational locomotives has come down to 88 only. The trains which were canceled included two mail express, 38 intercity, 48 passenger and 36 mix trains. Four trains were made to run by merging them in a single train. The Railways authorities were of the view that they were trying their best to run maximum trains within their meager resources. They claimed that shortage of resources, spare-parts, diesel and mobile oil were causing delays and cancellations of trains. Meanwhile, the crisis has hit some 70 percent of the Railways officials and 80 percent of pensioners, who have been deprived of their payments. Sources have claimed that by October 13 they were not paid their salaries. They said the Railways management was paying salaries to its employees from the money earned through sale of tickets. Majority of the unpaid employees are currently working in Lahore, Sukkur, Multan, Islamabad, Risalpur, Peshawar and Quetta. The Finance Department of the Pakistan Railways says that Rs1,000 million and Rs872 million were yet to be paid to the employees as salaries and pension, respectively.