22 March 2020 – Government suspends 12 train services to contain coronavirus spread

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid. Implementation by Railways

Overview: Pakistan Railways decided to suspend 12 trains from March 22 (Sunday) and may close 20 more from April 1, depending on the gravity of the situation then. The suspended trains include: Khushhal Khan Khattak Express (from Peshawar to Karachi-Karachi to Peshawar), Akbar Express (from Lahore to Quetta-Quetta to Lahore), Sindh Express (from Karachi to Multan-Multan to Karachi), Ravi Express (from Lahore to Shorkot-Shorkot to Lahore), Shah Latif Express (from Dhabeji to Mirpurkhas-Mirpurkhas to Dhabeji) and Rohi Passenger from Sukkur to Khanpur.
Full details here: https://www.dawn.com/news/1542322/govt-to-suspend-12-train-services-from-sunday-rashid

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat