LAHORE: Metro Bus service was suspended in Lahore on Thursday morning due to security reasons.
The decision to suspend the bus service was taken in a high-level meeting attended by Chief Secretary, District Coordination Officer (DCO), commissioner and other top officials.
All the buses were moved to Gajju Matta depot. According to MBS spokesperson, the service will remain suspended till 5:00pm today.
Lahore MBS currently operates a fleet of 86 buses and ferries up to 10,000 passengers an hour along its 29-kilometre length.
The project was opened under Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s guidance in Lahore in 2013.
It was introduced for passengers‘ convenience as private mini-vans, many rickety and unroadworthy, are often dangerously overloaded, with men, women, children and students stuffed in cramped spaces like livestock.
Earlier on Monday, the bus service was suspended in Lahore as the protesters blocked several metro stations after the execution of governor Salman Taseer‘s killer Mumtaz Qadri.
Qadri, a police bodyguard to Salman Taseer, shot the liberal Punjab governor 28 times at an Islamabad market in 2011.
He said he was angry at the politician‘s calls to reform the blasphemy law.