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PM performs ground breaking of airport Metro link

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday performed ground-breaking of the Metro Bus Link for Islamabad’s new international airport and said his government was committed to timely completion of projects, while ensuring quality. Talking to media, he said the Metro project was not part of the new Islamabad international airport, but was added on his…

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May 6, 2017


Shehbaz Sharif orders probe into student’s death

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Friday ordered a probe into the death of a girl student by falling from Metro bus in Rawalpindi. He said the incident should be probed from every aspect and report be submitted at the earliest so that strict action should be taken against the responsible of negligence….

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April 28, 2017


11 dead in Russian metro ‘terror attack’

Saint Petersburg: Eleven people were killed and dozens more injured as an explosion rocked the Saint Petersburg metro Monday, in what Russian authorities described as an “act of terror”. Authorities shut down the metro system in Russia’s second city for several hours as security services said they had also defused a bomb at a second…

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April 4, 2017


Around 35 dead in Brussels attacks horror

BRUSSELS: A series of explosions ripped through Brussels airport and a metro train on Tuesday, killing around 35 people and injuring more than 200 in the latest attacks to rock Europe. Security was tightened across the jittery continent and transport links paralysed after the bombings that Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel branded “blind, violent and…

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March 22, 2016


France boosts transport security after Brussels bombing

PARIS: Security measures were reinforced at airports and train stations in Paris and across France following Tuesday’s bombings in Brussels, police said. A full deployment of security officials was underway at all eight terminals of Charles de Gaulle airport and its two railway stations, with reinforced checks on trains arriving from Brussels, an airport source…

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March 22, 2016


Shehbaz Sharif rejects rumors

Shehbaz Sharif today took to his official Facebook page to debunk rumors circulating regarding “demolition of some historical places for Orange Line Metro Train.”  

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November 2, 2015


Lahore: A Tale of Two Cities

  Over the last five years, the skylines of Lahore have changed significantly. The development of Metro Bus System and Azadi Interchange are always a source of attraction for foreigners as well as people from other provinces of Pakistan.   Recently, the Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan appreciated the development of infrastructure in Lahore and…

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August 19, 2015


President Mamnoon takes Metro Bus to go home

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain left the citizens of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in utter surprise on Thursday by travelling by the newly launched Metro Bus without any prior notice and protocol. The President reached the Secretariat Terminal of Metro Bus in Islamabad and boarded a bus after purchasing the ticket himself from the ticket counter. The…

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July 16, 2015


Govt set to start Orange Line Metro Train project

The Punjab government is all set to start work on Orange Line Metro Train project. Watch this report.

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July 1, 2015


Citizens on maiden Metro journey

Watch views of Islamabad citizens who experienced their first journey through Metro bus service that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday. Watch Umar Asif’s report.

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June 5, 2015


PM to open Islamabad Metro bus project today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is due to open Islamabad's new half-billion dollar metrobus system on Thursday, which the government hopes will revolutionise transport in the capital but which has been criticised by some as extravagant. The 23-kilometre (14-mile) line, where 68 air-conditioned buses will carry an estimated 135,000 passengers a day along exclusive, signal-free…

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June 4, 2015


Lahore Metro Rail Transit System approved

LAHORE: The Provincial Development Working Party Punjab Monday approved Metro Rail Transit System on the Orange Line in Lahore at the cost of Rs.162628 million (Rs 162.628 billion). Three other development schemes of different sectors including (Umbrella PC-I) Disaster & Climate Resilience Improvement Project (DCRIP) in Punjab at the cost of Rs. 10,240.000 million, Optimising…

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April 27, 2015


Woman car driver stuck at Metro Bus station

Samaa obtains exclusive video of a lady car driver seeking help from security guards of Metro Bus station in Lahore after being struck in riots.

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March 19, 2015


Protesters destroy Metro bus station

Angry mob destroyed Metro bus station at Youhana Abad after twin blasts outside churches in the same area left at least 14 people dead and 78 more injured. Watch video.

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March 15, 2015


Twin cities bus project to complete by month end

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Metro Bus Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee, Hanif Abbasi, has claimed that the luxury bus project would complete by end of February, Samaa reported. Abbasi says the mass transport project will bring a revolution in the public transport sector of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, facilitating over 200,000 commuters travelling by public transport daily. Speaking…

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February 2, 2015


Metro Bus Project: Six injured as shuttering fell down

RAWALPINDI: Five labourers working at the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project on Murree Road near Naz Cinema and a motorcyclist were injured on Wednesday as shuttering of new elevated road being constructed here fell down during construction work. According to Rescue 1122, the labourers identified as Shoaib, 50, Muhammad Sarfraz 22, Shakeel 19, Muhammad Sabtain 25, …

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January 7, 2015


Mob pelts Metro buses with stones

LAHORE: As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) begun its protest sit-ins in different areas of Lahore on Monday, some unruly workers blocked the route of government-run Metro Bus service and pelted the vehicles with stones, Samaa reported. The protest prompted brief suspension of services as flag-carrying workers blocked Mall Road, Liberty and other thoroughfares of the city….

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December 15, 2014


Faisalabad‚ Multan, Rawalpindi to get Metro bus service

Staff ReportFAISALABAD: The Punjab Government has given approval for starting Metro Bus Service in Faisalabad, Multan and Rawalpindi, SAMAA reports on Saturday.The approval was given by the Punjab Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore.During the meeting the CM advised concerned authorities to complete the projects in stipulated time.The…

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February 1, 2014


Metro buses in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Good news for the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi as Metro buses are going to be launched in the twin cities soon. Anwar Raza reports.

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January 23, 2014


Philips, Samsung, Metro offices raided by EU inspectors

BRUSSELS: Philips, Samsung Electronics and Media-Saturn, Europe's largest chain of consumer electronics stores, said on Friday they were among companies visited by European Commission officers this week on suspicion of breaking competition rules.The Commission said on Thursday its officers had raided several companies involved in making and selling consumer electronics and small domestic appliances, concerned…

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December 6, 2013


Lahore has 19 new metro buses

Punjab government took 19 new buses into the metro transport system in Lahore. Rai Hasnain reports.

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September 27, 2013

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