Bus fares: Transporters to go on strike

The union said that they were left with no option as the government was not implementing their demands.


Express April 25, 2011

KARACHI: The Karachi Transport Union will go on strike because the provincial government failed to issue a notification announcing a Rs2 increase in bus fares.

An emergency meeting of the union, called by its president Irshad Bukhari, was held in the provincial capital after which the transporters announced their decision.

The union said that they were left with no option as the government was not implementing their demands to which they had previously agreed.

However, the Sindh transport secretary maintained that the approval for raise in fares has been given by the authorities and that only the signature of the chief minister was left, after which the fares will be increased.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2011.

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