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Transporters put off strike till 13th

KARACHI – The Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI), which was supposed to go on a wheel-jam strike from today (Monday), has postponed its call for another three day – till the 13th – in the hope that the government will soon accede to its demands and allow a two-rupee increase in fares.
KTI President Irshad Bukhari, in a statement issued on Sunday, said that the Sindh government had assured him of soon issuing a notification to publicize the two-rupee hike in transport fares. He

Transporters’ strike from 11th if fares not increased by Rs 4

KARACHI – In a move to pressure the Sindh government into allowing a four-rupee raise in public transport fares, city transporters have threatened to initiate a wheel-jam strike from Monday, April 11, till such time that all their demands are met.
The KTI would soon forward a summary seeking an increase of at least Rs 4 per seat by Sunday, transporters decided at a meeting on Monday of the larger transporters’ organization – Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) – at its head-office.

Transporters raise fares as petroleum prices up again

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

Transporters take 2,000 public vehicles off roads

KARACHI – Reacting to the recent increase in Petrol Oil and Lubricants (POL) prices, Karachi-based transporters have taken at least 2,000 public buses and coaches off the roads, sources have informed Pakistan Today.
Moreover, the Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) has also convened an emergency meeting of all the stakeholders on Monday to announce a wheel-jam strike, discuss the government’s decision and chalk out future course of action. Transporters said that if the government

Back on wheels as transporters call off strike

KARACHI – The Karachi Transporters Ittehad (KTI) called off their wheel-jam strike on Friday following a meeting at the Governor House where with Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad assured them of gradual fulfilment of all their demands. Friday was the second day of the strike, as transporters rejected the plea of Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday night, where he had urged them to back-pedal their strike in view of the government slashing the POL price hike by half. Transporters

SHC disposes of petition against transporters strike

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday disposed of a constitutional petition regarding the transporters’ strike, but also ordered the government to ensure the provision of transport facilities to citizens if transporters continued their strike.
A division bench headed by Justice Ghulzar Ahmed passed the order on a petition moved by Farah Awan that has sought the withdrawal of the strike call, arguing that the Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) had issued a strike call

Transporters refuse to wheel off strike

KARACHI – The city’s hustle and bustle wheeled off on Thursday as much of the public transport stayed off the road in compliance with the Karachi Transport Ittehad’s strike call. Frantic government efforts to convince the transports to call off their strike came to naught, with Transport Minister Akhtar Hussain Jadoon returning from the KTI office to the Chief Minister’s House with more demands from transporters.
Transporters are now demanding that the government pays them at

Freight transporters spike rates by 26 percent

LAHORE: Freight transporters have spiked their transport charges by between 14 and 26 percent during this week, after the government decision to raise the prices of petroleum products between 6.8 to 8.9 percent.
Industry experts have concluded that the increase in POL prices and transport rates would have an adverse impact on the price of all raw materials ramping up prices by perhaps as high as 30 to 35 percent. This would have a massive effect on the profit margins of local