*KARACHI - **Drastic rise has been reported in domestic air fares in Pakistan. *
*The Pakistan International Airlines and other private airlines have jacked up their fares for their domestic passengers.*
With the latest increase, the return ticket of Karachi to Islamabad bound flight is being sold at around Rupees 63,000.
The Pakistan International Airlines is charging rs 31,540 for Karachi to Islamabad bound passengers and Karachi to Lahore bound passengers are being charged rs 31,000 for a one-way flight.
It may be noted that rs 63,000 or more were being charged from the passengers traveling abroad, but with the recent hike, even domestic passengers are compelled to pay heavy fares.
On May 29, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and other private airlines had also increased their fares after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had increased the fuel prices following a sharp increase in the international market and the soaring dollar.
The increase in fares ahead of Eid caused difficulties for the people of the country who use airways to travel to their loved ones.