Pakistan

LAHORE – Pakistan Railways has announced it is reducing fares in all classes of express, passenger and mail trains by 20 percent during the first 20 days of Ramazan.

The Ramazan Package was announced on the directives of Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique, and the concession would be applicable to tickets booked in advance, said a spokesperson on Tuesday.

After first 20 days of Ramazan, the national rail carrier will unveil another special package for commuters during Eidul Fitr days.

Highlighting the packages offered by the institution, Pakistan Railways Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Hameed Razi said commuters have been offered concession in train fares on at least two dozen occasions during the last five years.

Meanwhile, Railways Police IG Dr Mujibur Rahman has directed that foolproof security arrangements should be in place at railway stations, trains and other installations to avoid any untoward incident.