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Railway fares reduced in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Reduction in Railway fares has been decided by Pakistan Railways and notification for the decrease will be issued in one or two days.

This way announced by Federal Minister for Railway Khwaja Saad Rafique in a press conference held in Islamabad.

The Minister said that the railway fares will be decreased up to three to  five percent and slashed rates will be implemented from January 18.

Saad said that no any passenger train will be closed while those trains which were in loss will be dealt with the problem by reducing stops of the trains and the ministry will try to reduce the losses.

Elaborating his decision he further said that the stops which were made on political grounds will be closed.

The decision was taken in the wake of decrease in the prices of petroleum products, so that the effects could be transferred to common man.


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