KARACHI: The Samjhota Categorical will depart for Pakistan from New Delhi on Sunday, Indian railways officers stated, days after the prepare service was suspended on account of escalating army tensions between the 2 neighbouring nations.
The announcement comes a day after Pakistan launched captured Indian Air Pressure pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, and handed him over to India as a peace gesture. The pilot was captured on Wednesday when his MiG-21 amongst two Indian army plane was shot down by Pakistan Air Pressure after they ventured into the Pakistani airspace.
The Samjhota Categorical prepare service was suspended on February 28.
An announcement from Pakistan’s International Workplace earlier this week stated: “The operation of the Samjhota Categorical has been suspended on Thursday in view of the prevailing tensions between Pakistan and India.”
Operations would resume “as quickly because the safety scenario improves between India and Pakistan”, it added.
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday stated the Samjhota Categorical service could be resumed from Monday, March 04.
The Samjhota Categorical runs twice every week (Monday and Thursday) from Lahore to Attari by way of the Wagah railway station.