Islamabad: 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 Dunya News.
The Samjhauta Express ran twice a week from Lahore to Attari via the Wagah railway station.
Thar Link Express is the Indian part of Thar Express which runs once a week between Jodhpur and Munabao.
Passengers from Munabao then clear customs and are transported across the border to the Zero Point station from where the Thar Express takes them to Karachi.
Both the train services were stopped after the 1965 India-Pakistan war before being resumed again in 2006.
On Wednesday, following India’s decision to end special status for Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan’s NSC decided to downgrade diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with India, reports Dunya News.
Khan has directed that all diplomatic channels be activated to “expose the brutal Indian racist regime, its design and human rights violations.
He also directed Armed Forces to continue vigilance”.