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Pakistan extends Munabao-Khokhrapar rail link for 3 years despite tensions

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

Reported by: PTI, Islamabad [ Published on: January 30, 2018 19:48 IST ]
Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan. Representative Image.Photo:PTI

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 today, 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.

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