Govt to end subsidies on Metro Bus fares


LAHORE: Punjab government has decided to end subsidies on fares of the Metro Bus service, Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht said on Thursday.

According to a statement issued here, the finance minister has said that the government had been providing subsidies of Rs12 billion to Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi Metro Bus annually.

“The Metro Bus fares from Shahdara, Lahore to Gajju Matta will now be determined on a stop-to-stop basis,” he said.

The minister also informed that registration fees will be reduced for small imported cars but increased for larger cars.

“A collective programme to provide employment to the youth has been prepared; farmers will be provided loans on easier terms, and health insurance cards will be issued to the public for free medical care,” Bakht added.