At a time when tensions are soaring high between India and Pakistan, citizens from both nations knew exactly what needs to be done to restore peace. In a touching gesture, Punjab Police on Friday provided food to Pakistani citizens stranded after suspension of the Samjhauta Express by the Pakistani authorities.
Samjhauta Express commonly called the Friendship Express which is a bi-weekly train runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan. The train runs between India and Pakistan on Mondays and Thursdays. The word Samjhauta refers to “agreement”, “accord” and “compromise”.
As per IANS report, 40-50 Pakistani nationals were stranded at the Attari railway station in Amritsar and were keenly waiting for the next train service to resume so that they could head back to their country.
However, in an attempt to help those passengers waiting for hours at the station, Punjab Police distributed them with food and water. Not just that! They also made possible arrangements to assist the stranded passengers to cross the International Border through the Attari-Wagah joint check-post.
On the other end of the spectrum, Pakistani officials on Thursday did not allow the ‘peace train’ between the 2 countries to leave from the Lahore railway station.