Following the recent increase in the price of petroleum goods, Pakistan Railways raised passenger and freight train rates on Wednesday.
The railways have announced a 10% rise in rates for all shuttle, passenger, express, and intercity trains, according to the notification.
The new train tariffs will be implemented on August 17 at midnight.
The move comes a day after the caretaker government raised the price of petroleum products by up to Rs20 per litre in response to a surge in global oil prices.
Petrol prices had risen by Rs17.50 per litre, while high-speed diesel (HSD) prices had risen by Rs20 per litre. The new fuel prices go into effect on August 16 (today).
Earlier on August 1, the former Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led government had announced a massive Rs19 per litre increase in the price of petrol and diesel,