Islamabad: when deciding to downgrade ties with Asian nation, Islamic Republic of Pakistan on weekday suspended the operations of the Samjhauta categorical, the four-decades-old train service between Asian nation and Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Pakistani media has reportable.
Pakistan Railways Minister Arab chief Rashid Ahmed in context of the Samjhauta categorical aforesaid, “In a call by the Railways Ministry, Samjhauta categorical services are for good stopped. It accustomed ply doubly per week. The those who had already purchased their tickets will get their cash reimbursed from Lahore DS workplace.”
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan conjointly aforesaid, “Work on Kartarpur European passageway are going to be continuing by Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”
“No Indian picture to be screened in Pakistani cinemas,” aforesaid Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to Islamic Republic of Pakistan Prime Minister on I&B, reportable Pakistani news channel Geo English.
The move by Islamabad comes within the aftermath of the cancellation of Article 370 and Article thirty five (A) by the BJP-led Central government that provided special rights and standing to Jammu and geographical area.
Last night when a gathering of the National SC chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan determined to downgrade diplomatic ties. It asked Asian nation to withdraw its diplomat to Islamic Republic of Pakistan and conjointly determined to not send its High Commissioner-designate to New Delhi. It conjointly partly shut off its airspace and suspended bilateral trade with Asian nation.
Authorities aforesaid that Islamic Republic of Pakistan had stopped the train at Wagah border claiming security issues, and passengers were stranded in short. “When we have a tendency to received the data from the Pakistani authorities at around 2:14 pm, we have a tendency to assured them that there are not any security issues and also the train ought to return here. However, we have a tendency to conjointly told them that if necessary AN Indian crew and guard can escort the train to Attari,” a senior railway official told PTI.
As per the most recent data, the Indian crew had affected the train from Wagah and it’s expected to hit Attari shortly. The Samjhauta categorical, named when the Hindi word for “agreement”, includes six sleeper coaches ANd an AC 3-tier coach. The train service was started on July twenty two, 1976 underneath the Simla Agreement that settled the 1971 war between the 2 nations. On the Indian aspect, the train runs from city to Attari and from Lahore to Wagah on the Islamic Republic of Pakistan aspect.
Last time, the operations of Samjhauta categorical were suspended on Gregorian calendar month twenty eight, following the Pulwama terror attack that was dispensed by Pakistan-based terror cluster Jaish-e-Mohammed or JEM that killed over forty CRPF jawans on February 14. however it had been resumed shortly later.
It was a daily train once the service started and altered to a bi-weekly schedule in 1994. The border crossing takes place between Wagah in Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Attari in Asian nation.
Meanwhile, business its steps in Jammu ANd geographical area as an “entirely internal affair”, Asian nation on weekday rejected Pakistan’s unilateral move to downgrade diplomatic ties and asked Islamabad to review them in order that traditional channels for diplomatic communications ar preserved.(FA9NEWS)