The train driver and his assistant have been suspended from service by Federal Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati for stopping near Kahna railway station to buy yogurt. Video showing a train driver stopping to buy yogurt from a shop went viral on social media. The minister said that he would not tolerate such events in the future.
The minister added that no one would be permitted to benefit personally from public assets. Earlier in December, the PR banned locomotive drivers and assistants from using mobile phones while on duty.