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Pakistan extends Munabao-Khokhrapar rail link for three years

Pakistan has extended for another three years an agreement with India on linking the two countries through Munabao-Khokhrapar rail line

world Updated: Jan 30, 2018 20:57 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Islamabad
Pakistan,India,Munabao-Khokhrapar rail link
The agreement was signed in 2006 and the rail link facilitates people-to-people contacts.(IANS File Photo)

Pakistan has extended for another three years an agreement with India on linking the two countries through Munabao-Khokhrapar rail line, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday, amidst tension across the Line of Control.

The agreement was signed in 2006 and the rail link facilitates people-to-people contacts, which Pakistan believes are essential for improving relations between the two countries, Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said.

“The Government of Pakistan has agreed to extend the agreement of the rail link between Munabao (India)- Khokhrapar (Pakistan) for another three years from February 1, 2018 to January 31, 2021,” he said in a statement.

The Khokhrapar-Munabao train service connects Pakistan’s southern Sindh province and Rajasthan.

The decision to extend the rail link was taken despite recent skirmishes along the Line of Control in which several people have been killed on both the sides.

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 20:54 IST