Pakistan voices concern over cancellation of Samjhauta Express

Islamabad: The Foreign Office of Pakistan summoned India’s acting Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Raghuram, on Friday, to express Islamabad’s concern over the cancellation of operation of Samjhauta Express on October 8, 2015.

A press release issued by the Pakistan Foreign Office said that Dr. Mohammad Faisal, the Director General (South Asia), told Mr. Raghuram during their meeting that the cancellation had caused inconvenience to more than 200 passengers from Pakistan and India.

The press release further stated that the Government of Pakistan had taken all necessary steps to accommodate the stranded Indian passengers, who were not permitted to cross the border yesterday.

“We expect the Indian side to make utmost efforts to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future and facilitate the travellers from Pakistan and India,” the release quoted Dr. Faisal as telling the Indian acting deputy high commissioner.