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  • It’s now Pakistan Metro Bus Service

    ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday formally announced to rename the metro bus service as the Pakistan Metro Bus Service...

    It may be noted that at the launch of the bus service at the Convention Centre three days ago, the chief minister had expressed his desire to rename the Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus service...

  • Bus service to link six major cities of Sindh from tomorrow

    KARACHI: The Sindh government will formally launch on Tuesday the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Intercity Bus Project with initially 50 buses to be run between Karachi and five other cities of the province, it emerged on Sunday...

    Under a public-private partnership contract with the government, a private company Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd will cover five routes from Karachi to Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Benazirabad and...

  • PTDC starts Pindi-Naran bus service

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation started on Monday its bus service between Rawalpindi and Naran...

    PTDC Managing Director, Kabir Ahmad Khan while inaugurating the bus service, said that with the restoration of peace in the country, tourism activities will start picking up to defeat the terrorism...

  • Shahbaz offers to help launch bus service in Karachi

    KARACHI: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has offered cooperation to Sindh government in launching a Metro-style bus service in Karachi...

    Mr Sharif arrived here on Wednesday to invite Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah to attend the inauguration ceremony of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Service...

  • Intercity bus service launched

    KARACHI: The Sindh government and Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd launched the first phase of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Intercity Bus Service at a ceremony held at Chief Minister House on Tuesday...

    He said the Sindh government had asked the Daewoo company to invest in intra-city routes of Karachi, to which they had agreed and hopefully the next phase would be Intra-city Bus Service for Karachi...

  • Shuttle service for metro bus passengers

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government will ply red buses on 14 routes of the garrison city to transport people to and from metro bus stations...

    Talking to Dawn, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar Dall said: “The new red bus service will charge Rs5 to Rs6 per head from Soan Bus terminal, Pirwadhai Bus Terminal, Railway Station, Pirwadhai Mor to Saddar or other bus stations so that the people will avail metro bus service for...

  • PM Sharif launches metro bus service for twin cities today

    RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurates the much delayed mass transit metro bus service between Rawalpindi and Islamabad today (Thursday)...

    Though buntings and streamers festoon the elevated track of the bus in Rawalpindi, the ceremony is being held at the Convention Centre in Islamabad for security reasons...

  • Metro bus service next month

    RAWALPINDI: Work on all eight packages of metro bus project will be completed by Sunday, but the bus service will be launched next month...

    This was said by Commissioner Zahid Saeed on Friday after visiting the metro bus project site from Saddar to Pakistan Secretariat along with senior officials of the Punjab government...

  • Rawal festival to mark metro bus service inauguration

    RAWALPINDI: The local administration has launched Rawal Sports and Cultural Festival to celebrate the inauguration of Metro Bus Service in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad scheduled to be held on June 3...

    Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner Zahid Saeed said the wait for safe, efficient and comfortable metro bus service was going to over...

  • Nearly 150,000 using metro bus service

    RAWALPINDI: The number of commuters using the metro bus service reached the mark of 147,000 on Sunday and the officials expected that it would further increase in the coming days...

    Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed told Dawn that with the passage of time, the metro bus service was attracting more and more people...

  • Deadlock over metro bus service subsidy persists

    ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday asked the Punjab Metro Bus Authority (PMBA) to sign an agreement with it for sharing the subsidy on the metro bus service...

    So far there is no agreement between CDA and PMBA to share the nearly Rs2 billion per annum subsidy to operate the service...

  • Sightseeing Lahore: Shahbaz inaugurates double-decker tourist bus service

    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated on Wednesday Pakistan's first sightseeing double-decker bus service for tourists in the provincial capital...

    The double-decker bus service, namely "Sightseeing Lahore", is part of a project of the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) to promote cultural and historical heritage of the province...

  • Double-decker bus service for tourists launched in Lahore

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the first tourist double-decker bus service at Punjab Stadium here on Wednesday, and was among the first batch of passengers on it...

    PML-N leader Khwaja Ahmed Hassaan lent the chief minister Rs200 to buy a ticket for boarding the bus that has been reintroduced to the city after decades...

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