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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 81

Pakistan - India sign deals to open two more bus routes

[b]Pakistan - India sign deals to open two more bus routes[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 22 December, ([/b] Pakistan and India Wednesday signed to agreements to open two more bus routes between the two countries.

The first Agreement signed between the two countries, after two days of Technical level talks in Lahore held on December 20-21, 2005, is related to the operationalisation of Bus Service between Nankana Sahib and Amritsar in Punjab provinces on both sides.

The Pakistan delegation was led by Mr. Muhammad Abbas, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Indian delegation was led by Mr. Saroj Kumar Dash, Joint Secretary (Transport), Department of Road Transport & Highways.

It was decided that the trial run would take place from Amritsar on January 27, 2006 and from Nankana Sahib on January 29, 2006. Regular operation of the bus service would commence within a month from the trial run. The one-way fare would be Pakistani Rs. 1200/- and Indian Rs. 1000/-.

The second Agreement for the operation of the Bus Service between Lahore and Amritsar, which was finalized during the second round of Technical level Talks held in New Delhi in September 2005, was also signed on Wednesday.

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