Pakistan announces to suspend Samjhauta Express train service with India

ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (APP):Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed recalled that whenever tension mounted between Pakistan and India, extremists Hindus targeted Pakistani passengers in India, referring to the burning incident of Samjhauta train in 2007. “The (Hindus) burnt alive Pakistanis in 1947 and 2007 in trains.”

The minister said he had directed the railway authorities to detach bogies from Samjhauta train and use them to accommodate passengers’ influx on Eid ul Azha. While, two additional coaches with each Karachi-bound train would be attached for the purpose, he added.

Rashid said there would be a significant improvement in services of Pakistan Railways regarding cleanliness, timing and bogies’ condition.