In the wake of heightening strains among Islamabad and New Delhi, Pakistan on Thursday suspended tasks of the Samjhauta Express. The Samjhauta Express is an every other week train which keeps running from Lahore to Attari on Monday and Thursday.
“The choice to suspend the train administration was taken to deflect any untoward episode in light of uplifted security concerns,” said Additional General Manager of the Pakistan Railways. The train was booked to leave from Pakistan at 8am with 16 travelers on Thursday.
Refering to experts of the Pakistan Railways, Pakistani channel DawnNewsTV asserted that the Samjhauta Express among Pakistan and India has been suspended until further notice. In the mean time, the Indian government on Wednesday said the train administration will keep running on calendar in spite of mounting strains among India and Pakistan.
The Railways included that the train left time from New Delhi with 27 travelers installed. “The train running from Delhi to Attari in India left at 11:20 pm Wednesday. There are three Pakistanis and 24 Indian nationals on board the train,” Northern Railway said.
The Samjhauta Express, named after the Hindi word for “assention”, includes six sleeper mentors and an AC 3-level mentor.
The train administration was begun on July 22, 1976 under the Shimla Agreement that settled the 1971 war between the two countries.