LAHORE – Amid escalated tensions at Line of Control (LoC) Indian authorities on Friday halted the Dosti Bus Service to Lahore.

Although Pakistan allowed the bus to leave from Lahore as per schedule, Indian authorities did not allow it from their side, Pakistan officials said.

Indian officials excused in a letter they wrote to Pakistan that the the bus was not allowed to leave Amritsar due to heightened situations in Pakistan.

India on Thursday also did not allow its citizens to attend flag lowering ceremony at Wagah border.

On the other hand, people from Pakistani side were present in the stadium for the ceremony and witnessed the parade as well.

The Friendship Bus runs between Lahore and Amritsar under international agreement every Tuesday and Friday.