LAHORE - The cash-stricken Pakistan Railways is unable to implement the Lahore High Courts order regarding resumption of six trains officials believe that the federal government is not in position to bring out railways out of crisis, The Nation learnt. A high official of the railways, requesting not to publish his name, said that the PR was not at priority list of the government particularly when there were other issues confronting the government. They said that the meeting with Prime Minister regarding railways affairs was due on Sept 27 but it might be postponed owing to disturbing political situation and economic crunch prevailing the country. Commenting on the situation another official at PR headquarters said that the railway was in dire financial state and regarding the fresh decision of the High Court the department might go to higher court for appeal after getting the detailed order of the court. Though the federal minister for railways has announced to abide by the courts decision but the ground situation was diverse, they believed. They said that with an allocation of Rs13.629 billion in federal budget, the PR was facing scarcity of funds to even serviceable locomotives to keep it on track. And it seemed impossible to resume the blocked six trains on track. They were saying that resumption would cost about 3b losses annually. The data about the PR stated that the transportation of goods, which previously constituted 40pc of its revenues, has been reduced to between 25 and 30pc and the annual allocation for maintenance and repair was near to 1b for the total fleet of 530 locomotives. On the other hand they were criticizing the federal policies about railways saying that the government was not interested to solve the problems of the dept. The officials questioned that why should the government design an integrated transport policy where goods are enlisted for economical carriage thorough the railways adding despite losses, the rail network provides an affordable transportation. The railways network has a total of 945 stations to meet the communication requirements.