This is simply shocking.
We had the Maitree express linking Bangladesh and a Samjhauta express connecting Pakistan. We have millions of illegal immigrants and thousands of terrorist, sleeper or otherwise. Now India has proposed the “South Asian train”, seeking “approval” from Pakistan.
It has been ten months after the Mumbai 26/11 carnage. Not a single person has been penalized so far. The Kasab saga continues as a juicy Bollywood masaala movie and Pakistan continues to evade and snub at India’s accusations.
But the Indian government is least concerned of the sensitivities of its citizens.
The government of India fails to protest the plight of Hindus and Sikh in Pakistan and their systematic decimation that is currently going on. Thousands of Pak Hindus are being forced to flee to India. But the same Indian government does not even hesitate to shamelessly extend its friendship gestures to its enemies in newer forms every day. The Prime Minister of South Asia, Mr Manmohan Singh, after his recent blunder in Egypt, must be too eager to befriend Pakistan.
So now it will be free for all – a red carpet welcome for Dawood’s gang along with the LeT, JeM, HuJI and all their associates.
India will be “taken for a ride”, in the true sense, by the connection that is being planned between Dacca to Istanbul.
Welcome to the Khilafat movement of modern times. Welcome to “Mughal” -e-stan.
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Railways Ministry has “technically approved” an Indian proposal to launch a South Asian train service linking Bangladesh, India and Pakistan and forwarded it to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Commerce for further evaluation.
The proposal was floated by the Indian Railways two weeks ago, the Dawn quoted officials as saying.
Experts had acknowledged the potential of the South Asian route and they see it as “more easy to operate,” the officials said. The three countries have broad gauge tracks and their operating systems are similar.
Officials of the Railways Ministry said experts had suggested that the Dhaka-Delhi-Lahore train service was “viable in all respects.” The service could be extended to Karachi or Islamabad if the need arose, they said.
“The initial trials would be container operations followed by passenger services,” said a report prepared by experts.
The Indian proposal came in the backdrop of reports that the Economic Cooperation Organisation planned to launch an Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul train service. — PTI
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