In a distressing turn of events, a number of government-operated school buses in Islamabad have been forced to suspend their services due to a severe shortage of funds for purchasing fuel. This sudden suspension is causing significant hardships for students across the city who depend on these buses for their daily commute to educational institutions.
These affected buses, serving various schools and colleges, abruptly stopped their operations as of last Tuesday, citing a critical lack of funds required to procure diesel. Consequently, students who rely on these buses as their primary mode of transportation are now left stranded without a vital means of reaching their schools.
According to reports, college principals had made repeated appeals for financial assistance from the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to sustain these transportation services. Unfortunately, these pleas appeared to have gone unanswered, leading to the dire funding shortage that has ultimately resulted in the suspension of bus services. This predicament has left both students and parents in a state of distress.
In response to this crisis, concerned parents have issued an urgent appeal to the Minister of Education, urging immediate intervention to reinstate this essential transport facility. Meanwhile, the community eagerly awaits the FDE’s perspective on this pressing matter, as efforts are underway to resolve the issue and restore the much-needed school bus services in Islamabad.