FAISALABAD – Another cruel increase in petroleum prices has tightened the noose around the poverty-stricken people who are already at the brink of collapse and nobody can imagine what is going to happen in this country. People from all walks of life have condemned the increase in petroleum prices. A consumer outside a petrol station of Faisalabad said it is like pulling away the clothes from our bodies. The man dressed in cheap but nice clothes who seemed to be an office clerk is, in
LAHORE – With bus owners facing a petroleum price hike of around 10 to 13 per cent from April 1, transporters in Punjab have increased intercity fares by 15 percent immediately. Rising fuel prices are once again enhancing the cost of living, while commuting intra-city and intercity is making people pay more as the transport owners have escalated the air-conditioned buses’ fares from Friday. As per the revised fares list, minimum fare for AC coaches has been set from stop to stop as Rs
LAHORE – The Transport Association increased bus fares by 15 percent following the increase in petrol prices.
Punjab secretary general of the All Pakistan Transport Owners Federation and Urban Transport Owners Association, Arshad Khan announced that the inter-city buses and wagon fares have been increased due to the escalating petrol prices and the new fares .
He said that the operation of buses at old rates was not feasible after the government had increased diesel prices
QUETTA – Members of the Balochistan Assembly have expressed serious concern over the non-availability of fuel for trains and high fares of PIA flights for Balochistan, while condemning US drone attacks on a gathering of tribal elders in North Waziristan Agency.
The assembly session started with Speaker Muhammad Aslam Bhootani in the chair on Friday evening and the House offered fateha for the people killed in Thursday’s drone attack in Datta Khel, soon after recitation from the
KARACHI – There is bad news for all those who travel by bus: fares are set to be raised. What remains uncertain, however, is the exact increment, with the government and transporters still negotiating whether fares will be increased by Rs 2 or by Rs 3, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Sources told Pakistan Today that after the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority’s (OGRA) decision to increase the price of petrol by Rs 7.23 per litre and diesel by Rs 7.76, provincial authorities have
LAHORE – Inter-city transporters have increased fares by 10 percent while transporters are all set for a wheel jam strike if the federal government does not reverse the increase in fuel prices.
Talking to Pakistan Today, transporters said that the increase in fuel prices is a ‘drone attack’ by the federal government against the public. They said that they would announce a wheel jam strike in Punjab if the prices are not reversed. Urban Bus Owners Association Punjab Chairman
KARACHI/LAHORE – Pakistan Railways (PR) on Saturday announced an increase of up to 30 percent in fares to meet its financial crisis. A notification issued on Saturday said the railways, which owes over Rs 991 million to PSO, had announced the increase to at least meet day to day expenditures of the organisation.
The rail fares were raised by 10 to 30 percent to generate funds to meet its operational expenses, they added. Meanwhile, the NA’s Standing Committee on Railways
LAHORE – The federal cabinet on the recommendations of Pakistan Railways has given an approval to enhance rail fares by 10 to 25 percent and a summary in this regard has been sent to prime minister for a final nod.
Sources said the new fares would be applicable from the current month if the PM approved the summary, adding that the decision had been unearthed in the meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Railways.
They said the railways secretary informed the
LAHORE – Transporters have announced a ten percent hike in bus fares nationwide, the decision was made after the increase ompetroleum prices, said Azam Khan Niazi, chairman of the All Pakistan Transport Owner’s Association.
While speaking with Pakistan Today, Azam Khan said that the increase in petrol price has forced transporters to increase the fare of inter-city buses. Public said the increase in bus fare would add to their miseries. A hostelite Shahid said he had to travel