The minister of Railway Sheikh Rasheed has called to discontinue the service of “Samjhauta Epress”. Samjhauta Express commonly called the Friendship Express is a bi-weekly train. That travels on Monday and Thursday. It runs between Dehli and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan. The word Samjhauta means “agreement” and “comprise” in Hindi and Urdu.
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed said Pakistan has decided to cease all operations of the Samjhota Express with India, following the worsening of Indian aggression in IOK.
The bogies of Samjhota Express will now be used for passengers travelling on occasion of Eid.
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The minister took a hard stance and announced the discontinuation of the service till indefinite period. Further on he added the passengers who have already booked in advanced will get their refunds back without any deduction. This action had been taken keeping the Pak-India tension in view.
Earlier the Pakistani Government has sent the Indian High Commissioner back to India and have called their Higher Commissioner back as well.