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Pakistan,Afghanistan agree to launch Peshawar-Jalalabad bus ser

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Islamabad, Feb 22 (UNI) Pakistan and Afghanistan today agreed in principal to launch their first-ever bus service on Peshawar-Jalalabad route at the end of next month.

This was stated by Firdus Alam, a senior communication ministry official, after holding talks with six-member Afghan delegation led by Mohammad Hashim Wahiz Zada, Deputy Minister, Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transport here at the end of the first day of the two-day talks.

The talks focused on modalities of launching the Peshawar-Jalalabad bus service. A formal agreement is to be signed tomorrow.

The two sides also discussed launching of Quetta-Kandahar bus service and it was decided to hold further talks on the issue in Kabul after two months.

He said that five buses would run on a daily basis between Peshawar and Jalalabad and fare would be fixed at Rs 300 to facilitate the public.

Talks were held in a very congenial atmosphere and the two countries mutually agreed on all terms and conditions relating to the visa, custom and travel documents, he added.

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