Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have proposed a mammoth plan to launch a bus route from the Pakistani administered Kashmir town of Mirpur to the British city of Birmingham that is about 8,000 kilometres away from the beautiful territories of Pakistan.
The immense drive will take the passengers through some of the trickiest and risky areas of Pakistan starting their journey from Mirpur and making the way to Iran, Turkey and Europe before stepping in the Midlands city after about eight days of epic journey, officials said.
The transport minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Tahir Khokhar was reported to have told to AFP that fares would be around Rs20,000 ($210), much lesser than air fares that are normally close to $1,000.
Khokhar said the authorities would ensure the security of passengers as they will pass through the restless province of Balochistan.“Officials in Balochistan have assured me of providing foolproof security,” he said.
However, he told that the exact date for the launching of proposed plan has not been set and the officials are working on the plan for three months and are in talks with the transport companies.