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Pakistan suspends Lahore-Delhi bus service

Pakistan suspends Lahore-Delhi bus service

LAHORE: After the permanent suspension of the Samjhauta Express in retaliation to India’s decision to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has now suspended the Lahore-Delhi ‘Dosti’ bus service, the media reported.

The announcement of the latest suspension was made by Federal Minister for Postal Services and Communications Murad Saeed in a tweet on Friday, reports media.

“In line with the decisions of the NSC (National Security Committee), Pak-India bus service is suspended,” the Minister said in his tweet. The service will be fully suspended from Monday, Murad Saeed told reporters in Islamabad.

Friday’s development comes a day after Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed announced to permanently suspend the Samjhauta Express train service.

The federal minister at a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday said that passengers who have purchased advance tickets will be refunded and the bogies of the Samjhauta Express will be used to facilitate passengers on Eid. The Samjhauta Express ran twice a week from Lahore to Attari via the Wagah railway station.