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India, Pak hold talks to start more bus services
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September 27, 2005 14:39 IST

India and Pakistan on Tuesday held the second round of technical-level talks on commencing the Amritsar-Lahore and Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus services.

The Indian delegation was led by Dilip Sinha, joint secretary in the external affairs ministry while the Pakistan delegation was headed by Mohammad Abbas, additional secretary in the Ministry of Communications.

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At the first round in Islamabad in May this year, the 2 sides had agreed in principle to run the 2 bus services but had deferred their operationalisation to work out more technical details.

During the two-day talks, both sides are expected to discuss in detail modalities and frequency of the proposed service from Amritsar [Images] to Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Guru Nanak.

On the Amritsar-Lahore bus service, the two sides have to firm up the designated route, bus terminals, facilities for
the bus crew, modalities of visa arrangements and a protocol and memorandum of understanding.

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