Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), on the directive of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reduced its fares on Umra and some domestic sectors.
The Prime Minister had ordered the PIA to pass on the benefit to its passengers following the reduction in oil prices during last three months.
For Umra, the passengers from the North (Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa) will receive a reduction of Rs 6,000 in airfare, i.e. from Rs.72, 000 to Rs. 66,000.
The airfare for South (Sindh, Balochistan) have also been slashed from Rs.60,000 to Rs.54,000, with a reduction of Rs 6,000.
The fares of domestic sectors including Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Dera Ghazi Khan have been cut by Rs 2,000 apiece.