China and Pakistan will launch a brand new bus service by means of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) below the so known as ‘China-Pakistan Financial Hall’ (CPEC) undertaking, media reviews in Pakistan stated.
India has protested the so called ‘CPEC’ project as it runs through PoK, which India maintains is part of Jammu and Kashmir, its northernmost state, and therefore Indian territory.
The bus service to be started by a private transport company will be officially launched on November 13 and will operate between Lahore in Pakistan and Kashgar in China, Islamabad’s state-run Radio Pakistan reported.
The 30-hour journey between the two destinations will cost Rs. 13,000 while the return ticket will be for Rs. 23,000. The bookings have already begun, it said.
The bus service plans to boost the friendly relations between the two countries, according to the CEO of the company Muhammad Anwar.