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India Suspends Delhi-Lahore Bus Service After Pakistan

Mumba: After Pakistan downgrading the diplomatic relation with India and Suspending the Samjhauta Express, India has now decided to suspend the Delhi-Lahore Bus service that connects Pakistan and India by road.

The Delhi Transport Corporation on Monday suspended the Delhi-Lahore Bus service as Pakistan has decided to stop the services in Lahore because of abrogation of article 370 by the government of India.

On Saturday a senior public officer had announced to cancel the friendship bus service from Monday. Reports suggest that the DTC bus service was supposed to leave on 6 am on Monday however it was cancelled as Pakistan decided to terminate the bus services to India.

As a consequence, India too had to suspend its services. Pakistan’s Tourism Development Corporation had informed DTC about the suspension of the bus service over the phone. Pakistan had also suspended the Samjhauta Express that linked Pakistan with India as a sign of opposition to India’s act of revoking article 370.

In a meeting held with all the Pakistani higher officials, the prime minister, Imran Khan had decided to terminate all the bilateral trade with India and had ended the diplomatic relations with the neighbouring countries. The Pakistani authorities have also sent Indian envoys back to India and have called their ambassadors back home.

The bus service ran on Saturday from Delhi with two passengers and came back to India with 19 passengers. The bus service didn’t function on Sunday.

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