LAHORE (Staff Report) – Pakistan and India Dosti Bus service has been restored on Wednesday which was suspended by Pakistan for indefinite time period in the wake of violence and arson in India.
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According to a private news channel, Dosti Bus carrying at least 21 passengers has left for New Delhi after getting clearance from the Indian government.
On Sunday, Pakistan had suspended Lahore-Delhi Dosti or friendship bus service indefinitely at India’s request in the wake of violence and arson in Jat agitation in Haryana.
Since the bus service began in March 1999, the Pakistan police has escorted the Dosti buses from Wagah to Lahore`s Gulberg and Nankana Sahib terminals. And also the buses from these places to Wagah.
The bus service resumed today a day after members of a rural Indian caste reached a deal late to end their protests that paralysed the north Indian state of Haryana and cut water supplies to Delhi’s 20 million residents.
Days of rioting and looting by Jats had challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of better days for Indians who elected him in 2014 with the largest majority in three decades.
The Samjhota Express train service, however, remains suspended but is expected to resume tomorrow (Thursday).