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India seeks Pak's permission to start freight train service

India has sought the right of passage from Pakistan to start a freight train service to the Middle East and Europe, Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said today.

world Updated: Sep 12, 2009 23:20 IST

India has sought the right of passage from Pakistan to start a freight train service to the Middle East and Europe, Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said today.

India's request has been sent to the Foreign Office for necessary action, Bilour told a TV news channel.

According to the proposal, New Delhi is seeking permission to start a freight train service from India to the Middle East and Europe via Pakistan, Iran and Turkey.

Bilour said Bangladesh too had made a similar request for starting a freight train service.