Pakistani and Indian officials say their countries are likely to agree this week on launching another cross-border bus service as part of their peace process aimed at ending five decades of hostility.
The two countries began two days of talks in Islamabad Tuesday on the proposed bus link between eastern Pakistan's Lahore city and the nearby Indian city of Amritsar. Under a peace process that began a year and a half ago, Pakistan and India have restored transportation links, including buses between Lahore and New Delhi.
However, prospects appeared less bright at talks being held in Lahore on a dam that India plans to build in its portion of Kashmir. Pakistan says the dam would violate a water-sharing accord between the two countries. India denies the charge.