Sindh govt launches Pink People’s Bus Service
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The Sindh transport department on Wednesday launched Pink People’s Bus Service exclusively for women in Karachi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Pink People’s Bus service has been launched especially for women with modern facilities.
There will be six buses being operated on the first route of Pink Bus service which will be from Model Colony to Shahrah-e-Faisal Tower.
The driver of the bus will be male while the conductor will be a female.
Sindh Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said “The bus service will run after every 20 minutes in morning and evening during office hours and in normal hours it will run after every one hour.”
“The decision had been made after keeping in mind the travel problems of working women”, said the Transport Minister.
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto always taught us about Women Empowerment. She initiated many projects to strengthen the position of women in our society. Transport Dept. Govt. of Sindh will start new bus service in Karachi from tomorrow. This will be exclusively for Women. #PinkBusKarachi pic.twitter.com/4rmO0Hdq7j— Sharjeel Inam Memon (@sharjeelinam) January 31, 2023
Transport department government of Sindh is going to start Pakistan’s First bus service only for the women and girls exclusively. Inshallah Pink buses will start their operation from 1st February in #Karachi. Peoples Bus Service, At Your Service. pic.twitter.com/6T1rQUK3qm— Sharjeel Inam Memon (@sharjeelinam) January 26, 2023
PPP leader Sharmila Faruqui drives Pink Bus
Sharmila Faruqui, the leader of Pakistan’s People’s Party (PPP) Wednesday drove the Pink People’s Bus service reported 24NewsHD TV Channel.
Sharmila Faruqui by driving the Pink Bus proved that women can easily drive this huge bus.
She said that the seat of the bus was very comfortable and she enjoyed the ride a lot.
“I am the first female driver of this bus service and I want to run this bus on Shahrah-e-Faisal”, said Sharmila Faruqui.
She maintained that within a month they will arrange female drivers for the bus.
Further she said that women are now educated so they can do everything, there is nothing that they cannot do.
She took to twitter and tweeted: “What a historic day for women commuters in Karachi, a dedicated #PinkBusKarachi for women.”
“Great initiative by @BBhuttoZardari @MuradAliShahPPP @SindhGovt1 #Proudjiyali.”
What a historic day for women commuters in karachi, a dedicated #PinkBusKarachi for women. Great initiative by @BBhuttoZardari @MuradAliShahPPP @SindhGovt1 #Proudjiyali pic.twitter.com/5FGEN9rO0y— Sharmila Sahibah faruqui S.I🇵🇰 (@sharmilafaruqi) February 1, 2023
First Women Police Station ✅— Raza Dharejo PPP (Official) (@RazaDharijo) February 1, 2023
First Women Bank ✅
Pink💜Bus service for Women only ✅
This is the party which has ALWAYS prioritized women, prioritized women's rights and brought them forward.
PPP MPA @sharmilafaruqi pic.twitter.com/qYt1bN3ARQ
Sindh Govt launches #PinkBusService today. A Bus service catering to women only.. @SindhGovt1 @sharjeelinam #PPP #Wedeliver pic.twitter.com/Pmtz5Il7aj— Sharmila Sahibah faruqui S.I🇵🇰 (@sharmilafaruqi) February 1, 2023
Reporter: Aadia Naz