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

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.