Guwahati, November 7, 2018:
Amidst protest from India, Pakistan and China finally launched a bus service, connecting Lahore in Pakistan and Kashgar in China via Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), on Monday midnight.
India protested the service passing through PoK on the ground that it will violate India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
However, the bus service was launched and it began its maiden trip from the Lahore terminal in Gulberg area. This initiative is a part of an attempt to connect both the countries via road under the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The Lahore-Kashgar bus will be serviceable four days a week from Lahore and will be available from Kashgar on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.