A bus service between Pakistan and China which was set to be formally launched on November 3rd owing to the ongoing security situation in the country has been delayed.

A private Pakistani transport company, North-South Transport Network (Pvt) Limited, recently announced to launch a bus service from Lahore to the Chinese city of Kashgar.

According to the officials of the transport company the service was scheduled to launch from Nov 3 and bookings had also been made, however, owing to the current security situation, its launch has been postponed till November 5.

The bus service will travel between Lahore and Tashkurgan in China with a two-way ticket priced at Rs23,000.

Passengers will be required to have a valid visa, passport, CNIC and return ticket in order to make the trip.

The bus will depart from Lahore on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. From China, the departures days will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The 30-hour journey will begin from Lahore at 12 AM with stops in Manshera (breakfast), Besham (lunch), Chilas (Tea) and Gilgit (dinner). There will also be a stops for checking at Khunjerab Pass and the arrival time would be 3 PM the next day.

The company offers premium buses and passengers can book their tickets from Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi.