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  • Lahore bus attack hero hails Sri Lanka cricketers

    LAHORE: Driver Meher Mohammad Khalil became a hero when militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus on a busy street in Lahore in 2009, holding his nerve under gunfire to whisk them to safety...

    The bus ambush, in which eight people were killed and another eight wounded, including seven Sri Lankan players, drove cricket and most other international sports from Pakistan for years...

  • 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...

  • Plan to build intercity bus terminals on Lahore outskirts

    LAHORE: The government has finally decided to construct three state-run intercity bus terminals outside the city under a plan to vacate the main bus stand in Badami Bagh and shift or distribute its entire operations/load to the new ones...

    It also plans to construct an intra-city bus terminal near the Lahore Railway Station as its subsidiary -- the Lahore Transport Company is set to submit a concept paper in the upcoming meeting of a...

  • Dosti Bus from Lahore to Delhi suspended after caste violence

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) on Sunday suspended the Dosti Bus Service that runs between Lahore and Delhi after caste violence in the Indian state of Haryana has crippled life since Friday, DawnNews reported...

    The manager of the Dosti Bus Service told media that 20 passengers had booked seats to travel to Delhi Monday, all of whom have been notified of the postponement...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

  • Peshawar local bodies at loggerhead over ownership of bus stands

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar city district government is at loggerhead with Town-I and Town-III over the ownership of the bus stands and terminals in the capital city, which are the major source of revenue generation, according to officials...

    They said that Town-I and Town-III would collapse financially and their survival would become in danger if the city district government succeeded in getting the ownership of the bus stands and...

  • Metro bus stations lack cooling system

    RAWALPINDI: Imported glass sheets have been used to build the metro bus stations but there is no cooling system for passengers in the summer days...

    The Punjab government did not install air conditioners in the bus stations as only the buses are equipped with the facility...

  • FCS vice chairman, two others sent to jail in Safoora bus carnage case

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Monday sent three suspects to prison on judicial remand in the Safoora Goth bus carnage case and directed the investigating officer to submit an investigation report by the next hearing...

    The three suspects were booked for allegedly facilitating the targeted attack on the bus in which 45 Shia Ismaili community members, including 18 women, were killed...

  • 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...

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