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PTI announces to run double-decker buses in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday announced to run double-decker buses in Karachi, ARY News reported. This was said by PTI leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi in a media talk outside Bani Gala in Islamabad, following a Sindh parliamentary meeting chaired by PTI Chairman Imran Khan. “I have apprised Imran about the issues facing Karachi and he has assured that development of the megalopolis is imperative,” he said. He said the PTI chief asked him to give suggestions about water issues in the city.…

10 new air-conditioned buses hit the roads in Karachi

KARACHI: As many as 10 air-conditioned buses have hit the roads in Karachi today after the buses fleet was formally launched by a provincial minister yesterday. The ceremony to launch the buses took place at the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board office. These buses would run from Quaidabad to Tower via Malir, Star Gate, Sharea Faisal, Shah Faisal Colony, Natha Khan Goth, Drigh Road, PAF Gate, Karsaz, Baloch Colony, Nursery, Jinnah Hospital, Metropole Hotel, Fawwara Chowk, Arts Council, I.I. Chundrigar Road, Tower.…

Campaign on London buses promotes Gwadar as investment destination

LONDON: With an aim to attract foreign investments in the newly developed port city of Gwadar, a campaign has been launched in the capital of the United Kingdom (UK).  The campaign with banners reading "Gwadar The Gateway to Emerging Pakistan" decking double-decker buses, which roam around the central parts of the British capital, is aimed to target over 10 million people within a span of one month. The buses carrying the advertisement about Gwadar will be travelling on the routes in the heart of London, which includes…

Over 400 students booked for setting buses ablaze in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: Punjab police have registered four cases against students who went on rampage and set ablaze at least six buses after a bus crushed a student to death on Sargodha-Faisalabad Road here. As many as 450 students of Government Islamic College Faisalabad have been booked for rioting and torching buses, according to the police. Four separate FIRs have been registered with two police stations on charges of rioting, damaging public property, a police official said adding that the relevant provisions of…

Karachi to have 600 new buses, Sindh govt announces subsidy

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to give Rs2 billion subsidy to transporters to launch a fleet of 600 vehicles in the city to meet the growing requirement of passenger buses. Presiding over a meeting on intra-city and intercity bus service here at the CM House, Shah said his government would assist the transporters in the form of a subsidy for a period of five years. The transporters equity would be 15 percent and 15 percent would be given by Sindh government in the shape of interest free…