LAHORE: After the Pakistan Railways' train drivers announced to go on a countrywide "wheel jam strike" from today, the administration has halted the trains since morning, Geo News reported. The drivers called for a strike after their talks failed with the PR administration.

According to sources, the trains were stopped by the administration early morning while announcements were made for refunding of tickets. Passengers at Cantt Station, Karachi were facing problems due to delay in train service.

The All Pakistan Train Drivers' Association announced the strike to protest against the government's refusal to accept their demands.

The association's president said no practical step have been taken to raise their pay scale, and to give insurance coverage against accidents.