Goods transporters announce 40pc increase in fares
Lahore to Karachi fare will now cost Rs110,000, Lahore to Islamabad Rs80,000: Public transport fares in AJK also raised
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Pakistan Goods Transporters General Secretary Nabil Tariq said that the government should take some effective measures for the betterment of the economy, for the businesses were closing due to continuously rising prices of petroleum products.
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has witnessed a storm of inflation following the unprecedented hike in the prices of petroleum products, for the public transporters have massively increased the fares.
It is learnt that the travel cost at local transport has been increased by Rs30 per stop, whereas, the taxi drivers have also added Rs100 to the fares.
The basic needs of life have also gone beyond the reach of the common man.
Reporter: Saeed Ahmed Saeed