Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif has announced a fare cut for the Lahore Metro Bus Service. He said that the fares had been lowered in order to provide help to daily commuters in the face of Pakistan’s economic crisis.

PM Shehbaz revealed this at the Indus Hospital’s opening ceremony. He claimed that due to the “past government’s mismanagement,” the government has no choice but to announce fuel price hikes.

According to PM Shehbaz, the government would cut public transportation costs. The government believes that by doing so, individuals will be more likely to take public transportation, resulting in fuel savings.

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The Prime Minister declared free metro rides for residents of the twin cities in Ramadan. The move was warmly received and appreciated by commuters on a daily basis.

Multan, Rawalpindi, and Faisalabad all have Metro Bus Service. However, the government has only announced relief for Metro users in Lahore, and it is unclear whether it will extend to other cities.

The current Metro Bus rate is Rs30, but following Prime Minister Shehbaz’s announcement of a 50 per cent reduction, the ticket would be available for Rs15.