City transporters jack up fares up to 20%

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Staff Reporter

Following the huge increase in the prices of petrol petroleum products, the intercity transporters in Lahore have increased fares from 15 to 20 percent fares.

According to city transporters association, the Lahore to Karachi fares from the bus have been jacked Rs200 to now Rs3,800.

The association office-bearers said that the fares have been announced in view of the petrol prices, which has climbed to Rs137.7 per litre.

Similarly, Lahore to Peshawar commute will cost passengers Rs1,600 after a hike of Rs100. The same way, Lahore to Faisalabad fares have been up by Rs100 as well to now stand at Rs730 a seat. The Multan fares have been jacked to Rs1,230.

Other fares to have seen hikes are, Lahore to Khanewal (now Rs1,100) and Lahore to Hyderabad (now Rs3,600).

Meanwhile, the principal of a private school in Lahore was booked for assaulting and beating up a student, according to the police.

A complaint filed by the child’s father, Syed Zameer, stated that the seventh-grader got into a fight with a class fellow earlier this week. The next day, on October 11, the suspect called the students in his office.

“Sir Abid Wasim didn’t give me a chance to speak and started beating me up. I begged him to listen to me but he kept assaulting me with sticks and slaps,” the 12-year-old child told the police. A medical examination of the student revealed bruise marks on his back and neck.

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