LAHORE (92 News) – The Pak-India Friendship Bus on Friday departed for Indian carrying with 16 passengers on Friday morning.
As per details, it carried 16 Indian passengers who departed via the Wagah Border after clearing immigration and custom there.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Pak-India Friendship Bus usually operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Due to the escalation between Pakistan and India, a train service running between the two countries, the Samjhota Express
, was suspended.
The bus leaving for Dehli comes after Pakistan announced it would send the captured Indian Air Force pilot who was taken into custody after his jet was shot down for violating Pakistani airspace back to India.
Operation of Samjhota Express temporarily suspended
On the other hand, the operation of Samjhota Express has been suspended on Thursday amid the soaring tensions between Pakistan and India.
“Samjhota Express will resume its operations as soon as the security situation improves between India and Pakistan,” said the Foreign Office in a statement.
Two pilots killed as two Indian jets shot down by PAF: DG ISPR
A day earlier, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF
) shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, giving the first surprise to India. According to the ISPR, the Indian jets had violated the Line of Control. The PAF gave a timely response and destroyed them.
The Pak Army jawans arrested one of the pilots. The wreckage of one of the jets fell in the Pakistani territory, while the wreckage of another jet fell in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.