Kashmir issue: Pakistan suspends final railway link to India

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Islamabad - "We have decided to shut down the Thar Express as well," Pakistan's Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed told reporters.



By Reuters, AFP

Published: Sun 11 Aug 2019, 12:04 AM

Pakistan said on Friday it will halt the last train service running to India, after New Delhi revoked special status for its portion of the Kashmir region claimed by both countries.
"We have decided to shut down the Thar Express as well," Pakistan's Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed told reporters, in reference to the weekly service running between the towns of Khokrapar in Pakistan and Monabao in India. "As long as I am railways minister, no train will operate between Pakistan and India."
Meanwhile, Indian forces across Kashmir were on alert to head off protests after Friday prayers at mosques, as tensions remained high over the ending of the disputed region's autonomy, residents and reports said.


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