Islamabad, August 10: The Pakistan government has on Friday suspended Lahore to New Delhi bus service, some hours after it suspended Thar Express following the bifurcation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution, removing a special status for Jammu and Kashmir.
The development was in line with the actions taken during a meeting of Pakistan’s National Security Committee (NSC) which took place on Wednesday, the nation’s minister for communications and postal services Murad Saeed said, according to ANI news reports.
On his official twitter handle, Saeed wrote: “In line with the decision of NSC Pak-India bus service is suspended.”
In line with the decisions of NSC Pak-India bus service is suspended.
— Murad Saeed (@MuradSaeedPTI) August 9, 2019
The statement comes hours after Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, the Pakistan minister of railway, has announced the suspension of two major trains – Thar Express and Samjhauta Express – between the two neighbouring nations.
Describing its actions in Jammu and Kashmir as an “entirely internal affairs”, India has dismissed the unilateral move taken by Pakistan to downgrade both nations’ bilateral relations and diplomatic ties.