Pakistan suspends bus service to India

Islamabad: Pakistan has suspended the Lahore-Delhi friendship bus service, after suspending two cross-border trains, in the wake of India’s decision revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcating the State into two Union Territories, a senior Pakistani minister has said.

The bus service was first started in February 1999 but suspended after the 2001 Parliament attack. It was restarted in July 2003. The move is in line with the decisions taken during a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), Pakistan Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed said.