24 percent raise in transport fares on the cards

Punjab transport minister to head body for preparing report in three weeks

By: News Desk
Published: 12:12 AM, 23 Aug, 2020
24 percent raise in transport fares on the cards
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The Punjab government has planned to increase transport fares by 24 percent, 24NewsHD reported on Saturday. 

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has constituted a committee to compile a report in three weeks.

The provincial transport minister is the head while the secretaries of transport and law are the committee members. 

Meanwhile, a statement cited the CM as saying that controlling price was a priority. He blamed all problems on the previous government and vowed to provide relief to the people.

The Punjab plan to raise transport fares comes a day after the federal government approved sugar and wheat import to overcome the ‘shortfall’ of these basic commodities.

 ‘Nothing to worry about’

The chief minister stated:  “There is nothing to worry about. Punjab is being transformed and a series of good news has started. Only the PTI government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, can bring about a change." 

A few days ago, an eight-member government team presented a rosy picture during a media briefing about its two-year performance report.