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India-Pakistan to discuss rail link

Rail links between Khokharapar and Munabao were snapped in 1965 in wake of the Indo-Pak conflict.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2006 16:43 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

India and Pakistan are set to begin on Monday their two-day talks for the finalising details regarding the resumption of the Khokharapar-Munabao train service.

Sources in Pakistan Railways said that the two sides would discuss a draft agreement pertaining to the modalities of running the train.

Pakistan Railways General Manager Saleem-ur-Rehman will lead the Pakistan team at the talks.

The issue of visas to the rail staff would also be discussed, the sources added.

The talks were earlier scheduled for January 23-24, while the rail service was to start from February 1.

Rail links between Munabao in Rajasthan and Khokhrapar in Sindh were snapped in 1965 in the wake of the Indo-Pak conflict.

First Published: Jan 29, 2006 23:40 IST