Every Saturday, the Thar Link Express departs from Bhagat Ki Kothi railway station on the outskirts of Jodhpur and makes a 320km journey to Munabao in Barmer on the worldwide border.
According to news reports, Pakistan has been in touch with the United Kingdom, with Prime Minister Imran Khan speaking to his British counterpart Boris Johnson over India revoking the provisions in the constitution that gave Kashmir special status. However, the service was later resumed.
"I've spoken to the Indian Foreign Minister twice since my appointment, and I spoke to him earlier today [Wednesday]", said Raab, who took charge at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently under a Boris Johnson led British government. Her married daughter is in Karachi. On Friday, he made a similar announcement on the train across the Rajasthan border.
Indian high commissioner to Pakistan Bisaria had not yet returned to the country, he said. The Indian crew had reportedly moved the train from Wagah to Attari shortly. "Pakistan authorities have raised some concerns with regards to security for crew and guard of the Samjhauta Express".
"Our engine with our crew and guard escorted the train to Attari at 5:15 pm", he added.
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According to ministry officials, the passengers bound for Delhi will be taken to the Old Delhi Junction via the Samjhauta Link Express 14001, as they usually are.
Taking to the micro-blogging website Twitter, Federal Minister for Postal Services and Communications Murad Saeed announced that Lahore-Delhi bus service had been suspended in the wake of recent steps taken by the Indian government in occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan on Wednesday announced its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties with India.
Mr Rasheed said that the train service will not operate till he is the Railways minister and the bogies of the train will now be used for passengers travelling on the occasion of Eid.
"The train has been an important medium of transportation for the people from the border areas of both nations for maintaining their relations since partition", he said.