India-Pak pact on rail link extended for three years

India-Pak pact on rail link extended for three years

India-Pak pact on rail link extended for three years

India and Pakistan have extended the validity of a bilateral agreement for cross-border rail communication.

The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said, the agreement on cross-border movement of both passenger and goods trains between India and Pakistan had been “extended by mutual consent through diplomatic channels” for a period of three years from January 19 this year to January 18, 2019.

The agreement was originally signed on June 28 in 1976. Two passenger trains at present run between India and Pakistan — Samjhauta Express between Delhi and Lahore via Attari-Wagah and Thar Express between Jodhpur and Kareachi via Munabao-Khokhrapar.