The much awaited bus service between Pakistan and China could not start its operation according to its schedule on Saturday due to security reasons.  The bus will now commence its journey from Lahore to Kashgar on November 5, Monday.  “All arrangements are already finalised but the operation has been delayed till Monday due to security situation,” Muhammad Anwar, the spokesperson for the North-South Transport Network (Pvt), told The Nation. The government of both countries allowed the NSTN to operate bus service between the two countries.  Anwar said the service was scheduled to formally launch on Saturday and bookings were completed.  The bus service will run from Lahore to Kashgar four times a week -- Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. It will bring passengers from the Chinese city to the provincial capital on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A one-way ticket for the bus service costs Rs13,000 and a return ticket is priced at Rs23,000. The bus will take around 36 hours to reach the Chinese city and will stop at nine places. A passenger is allowed baggage up to 20 kilograms. The seat capacity of the bus is 15. Anwar requested people to reserve their seats at least one week in advance.