SHEIKHUPURA: The Pakistan Railways authorities during a raid found 12 rail-crossings without gatemen and directed immediate action against the negligent staff over their absenteeism. A fatal accident had occurred some years back when 8 family members were crushed to death under Karakurm Express. Then DCO Ali Jaan had deployed volunteers to perform their duties at the railway-crossing though they have been drawing Rs10,000 per month salary each. However, the administration has taken no notice of the malpractice which causes Rs3.5 million loss to the government exchequer. The railway authority directed the district government to intervene into the matter and submit a report as soon as possible.–Staff Reporter