PESHAWAR (APP) - Federal Minister for Railways, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour on Tuesday agreed with suggestion about running of special cargo trains, twice in a week, from Karachi to Peshawar for transportation of goods imported under Afghan-Pakistan Transit Tra-de Agreement. He was talking to a delegation of traders associated with ATTA under the leadership of Executive Member Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Zia-ul-Haq Sarhadi. The delegation members apprised the Minister that more than 400 railway wagons are stranded at different divisions including Sukker, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar due to shortage of diesel and locomotives. The Afghan traders, delegation members added, are facing great hardship due to stoppage of their goods and also paying huge amount as demurrage as the goods are overstaying at Karachi port. Similarly, the goods loaded on stranded wagons of railways are also exposed to damage due to weather and other factors. The delegation members requested the Federal Minister to issue directives for running of special cargo trains twice in a week to transport goods imported under ATA. Speaking on the occasion, Ghulam Bilour informed delegation members that several cargo trains have been stopped due to stoppage of oil supply by Pakistan State Oil (PSO). The federal government has been approached and requested to release an emergency fund of Rs. 5 billion for resuming the service of cargo trains, he added. The delegation members included Director Momin Oil and Cooking Oil Limited and President of Jalalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rais Attiq Khan, Nizam Jan and Abdul Sattar.