Islamabad: Pakistan has been taking a wide range of decisions after the Indian Parliament neutralized Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Now Pakistan has stopped the bus service between the two countries. On Friday evening, in an order issued by Pakistan, it was said that they are shutting down the Delhi-Lahore Bus Service. Earlier in the day, Pakistan had announced the closure of operations of the Thar Express. Pakistan had stopped the Samjhauta Express running between the two countries on Thursday. Pakistan refused to send its train driver and guard with Samjhauta Express.
Pakistan has canceled the Munabav-Khokhrapar train service after Samjhauta Express. With this, it has been decided to stop the Thar Express. The Thar Express from Jodhpur in Rajasthan goes to Pakistan.
Recently, after the repeal of Article 370 of the special status given by India to Jammu and Kashmir, tension has increased in both the neighboring countries. Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed made this announcement at a press conference in Islamabad.
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According to Radio Pakistan's report, Ahmed said that after Samjhauta Express, we have now decided to stop operating the Thar Express.
Pak railway minister will visit Pakistan occupied Kashmir
Addressing the press conference, Ahmed said that he will visit Azad Kashmir (Pak Occupied Kashmir) after Eid. Apart from this, he said, "Pakistan does not want war with India". Samjhauta Express used to run twice a week from Lahore to Attari-Wagah railway station.
From India, the Thar Link Express runs between Jodhpur and Munabao once a week. After completing the custom process from Munabao, passengers are taken across the border to Zero Point Station, from where the Thar Express takes them to Karachi.
Gopal Sharma, Railway PRO of Jodhpur division, said, 'We are ready for the safe departure of the Thar Link Express from our side. So far we have not received any information about the suspension of its services. The train will depart from Bhagat's Kothi railway station at one o'clock at its scheduled time.
Pakistan's unilateral decision to stop rail and bus services: Foreign Ministry
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar said on Friday that India will see how Pakistan raises the issue of Jammu and Kashmir on the UN platform. We have a strong preparation. Ravish Kumar also clarified that as far as the issue of occupied Kashmir is concerned, it is an integral part of India. Please tell that Pakistan (Pakistan) has decided to raise the issue of Jammu Kashmir in the United Nations.
He also told that Ajay Bisaria, High Commissioner of India posted in Pakistan (Pakistan) has not come to Delhi yet. We have just asked Pakistan to think again on this, so his return is yet to be decided. Let me tell you here that in order to express our displeasure over the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has asked the High Commissioner of India to leave Islamabad.
On the question of ending trade relations with India on behalf of Pakistan and ceasing the movement of Samjhauta Express, Ravish Kumar said that both these decisions have been taken unilaterally. There was no negotiation from Pakistan before taking this decision.
It is being tried on behalf of Pakistan to call it an alarming situation. Pakistan is nervous, they feel that with this move of India, they will not be able to support terrorism. As far as the removal of Article 370 is concerned, it is an internal matter of India. We have kept our position clear with many countries of the world. Several international organizations have given complete information.
He said that Pakistan (Pakistan) takes the case in the United Nations. We believe that removal of Article 370 is our internal matter. This thing has also been told to the United Nations.
The agencies have taken several steps to maintain law and order in Kashmir. Our commission has talked to all the major countries of the world including America.
The Ministry of External Affairs clearly said that Pakistan should desist from interfering in our internal affairs. They should accept reality. We have told everyone that Article 370 is our internal matter.