KARACHI: A crackdown was carried out by the Sindh government against errant transporters for increasing fares during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays. They were fined Rs100, 000 collectively, according to Transport Minister Awais Shah on Sunday.
This action against transporters was taken in Hyderabad, Sanghar, Sukkur, Larkana, Shikarpur, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Benazirabad, Badin and Sukkur districts, which resulted in the collection a total of Rs208, 000.
Shah further informed that the transport secretary has been directed to issue show-cause notices to the regional secretaries of the transport department in Umerkot, Kashmore, Jacobabad and Ghotki for not taking similar action in their respective districts.
Furthermore, route permits of 10 passenger vehicles were also cancelled, Shah informed.
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