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Pakistan Railways Increases Ticket Prices by 8%

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In response to the recent increase in fuel prices, Pakistan Railways (PR) has announced higher fares. With effect from yesterday, the ministry raised fares by 8%. Except for the Green Line, the new prices apply to all trains and classes.

According to a public relations spokesman, the recent increase in diesel prices has cost the department more than Rs. 10 million per day in fuel costs. As a result, the government has raised fuel prices, he says.

Last week, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced a Rs. 35 per litre increase in petrol and diesel prices across Pakistan, effective January 29. The minister attributed the increase to an 11% increase in the price of petroleum products on the international market.

Following the most recent price increases, petrol now costs Rs. 249.80/litre and diesel costs Rs. 262.80/litre. Because of the resulting increase in the costs of numerous commodities, services, and industrial activity, this increase has shocked industries and the general public.

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