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  • PM opens work on metro bus route to new airport

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday inaugurated the construction of a metro bus route to connect the federal capital with the New Islamabad International Airport near Fatehjang...

    6 kilometre-long route from Peshawar Mor to the new airport will be completed before Independence Day this year as the premier has already announced that he would inaugurate the new airport in August...

  • Careem, Uber given 7 days to obtain Karachi route permits from Sindh govt

    Sindh Transport Minister Awais Qadir Shah on Monday asked his staff to write to ride-sharing services companies Careem and Uber and direct them to obtain their Karachi route permits from the provincial government within seven days or risk termination of services, DawnNewsTV reported...

    "Only a memorandum of understanding was signed [between the government and the companies]; after that, nothing happened," an official was reported to...

  • Checklist prepared as Sindh govt, ride-hailing firms may clinch deal on route permits

    KARACHI: As the ride-hailing services and the Sindh government come close to resolving issues of route permits, the provincial authorities have prepared a checklist for the companies to address security of the people using them after they “received a few complaints of crime-related activities being executed through these vehicles”, said a top official on Monday...

    The disclosure came from the top when Sindh Transport Minister Syed...

  • PIA shuts down Karachi-Dalbandin route

    CHAGAI: The national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines, has stopped operating the Karachi to Dalbandin route due to financial losses, said its officials on Saturday, amid an outcry from residents who called for its immediate restoration...

    Abdul Hafeez, a PIA official based in Karachi, told Dawn that lately the carrier was observing a decrease in the number of passengers in its ATR aircraft route PK-521 and often most...

  • 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...

  • Agreement signed for intra-city and intercity bus projects in Sindh

    KARACHI: The long-awaited financing agreement between the transport and mass transit department and the Sindh Modaraba was signed here on Wednesday at a ceremony held at CM House to launch intra-city and intercity bus projects...

    The agreement was signed by transport secretary Saeed Awan and Sindh Modaraba chief executive officer Naeem Farooqui under the supervision of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah...

  • Sindh chief secretary told to play role for allocating land to KMC for truck, bus stand

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday directed the chief secretary to arrange a meeting with the Karachi commissioner, municipal commissioner and director (land) of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to solve the issues of land for the proposed truck and bus stand...

    In the last hearing, a representative of the All Pakistan Bus and Van Welfare Association had submitted that 30 acres of private land was available near the Lyari...

  • Sindh govt shelves Blue Line bus project due to financial crunch

    KARACHI: A comprehensive public transport system for the people of Karachi remains a distant dream as provincial authorities have shelved the Blue Line project, one of the two Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) schemes, due to financial constraints, a top official confirmed on Saturday...

    The transport minister says a tender floated earlier stands cancelled“The Blue Line project has now been put on hold and a tender which had been floated...

  • Sindh chief secretary ordered to resolve bus terminal land issue

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday directed the chief secretary to resolve the matter related to 100 acres for a proposed bus terminal along the Sup­erhighway...

    A two-judge SHC bench, headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar, was hearing a set of petitions regarding rerouting of heavy traffic away from residential areas of Karachi to solve traffic problems...

  • 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...

  • 43 killed in attack on bus carrying Ismailis in Karachi

    KARACHI: At least 43 people were killed and 13 others wounded on Wednesday when armed men opened fire inside a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community near Safoora Chowk in Karachi...

    Sindh Police Inspector General Ghulam Haider Jamali said that 60 people were on board the bus when six gunmen entered and executed 43 passengers...

  • Amidst Metro bus fanfare, Sharjeel Memon promises free WiFi for Karachi

    KARACHI: As strange as it sounds, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon seems to think that free outdoor WiFi may be the answer to Karachi's many woes...

    The announcement appears to be an attempt to catch up with the Sindh government's counterparts in Islamabad and Lahore who successfully launched the Metro Bus Project between Rawalpindi and the capital amidst much fanfare yesterday...

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