"We have decided to shut down the Thar Express as well," Pakistan's railways minister Sheikh Rasheed told reporters, in reference to the weekly service running between the towns of Khokrapar in Pakistan and Monabao in India (Photo: ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images).

PAKISTAN said on Friday (9) it will halt the last train service running to India, after New Delhi revoked special status of the Kashmir region.

“We have decided to shut down the Thar Express as well,” Pakistan’s railways minister Sheikh Rasheed told reporters, in reference to the weekly service running between the towns of Khokrapar in Pakistan and Monabao in India.

“As long as I am railways minister, no train will operate between Pakistan and India,” he added.