India urged to help stranded Pakistanis to return home

| Monday, February 22, 2016 - 19:52
First Published |
Lahore railway station

Train and bus service were suspended following widespread protests in Haryana | Photo: IANS

Islamabad: Pakistan has urged Indian authorities to help Pakistanis stranded in India due to the suspension of bus and train services between the two countries to return home.

Radio Pakistan on Monday quoted the Foreign Office as saying that the Pakistani high commission in New Delhi was in touch with Indian officials seeking assistance for the stranded Pakistanis.

Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the Samjhauta Express train and Dosti bus service were suspended following widespread protests in Haryana that have cut off road and rail links to Delhi.

This has created problems for Pakistanis currently in India and intending to return home, the official said.

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The Indian high commission in Islamabad had also sought help for Indians stranded in Pakistan so that they could return home, the report said.

Last month, the agreement on rail communication between India and Pakistan has been extended by three years till January 18, 2019.

As of now, passenger and goods traffic operates on the Delhi-Lahore route via Attari-Wagah, and passenger traffic between Jodhpur and Karachi via Munabao-Khokhrapar.

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