LOC bus reunited 10,000 Kashmiris in 5 years
Muzaffarabad, Apr 8: Cross-Line of Control bus service has reunited 10,000 divided Kashmiris in past five years, officials have said.
More than 10,000 divided Kashmiris have met each other through Muzaffarabad-Srinagar and Rawalakot-Poonch bus services since April 7, 2005, which include 5899 from Pakistani Administered Kashmir and 3471 from Jammu & Kashmir.
On the occasion of 5th anniversary of Muzaffarabad-Srinagar Bus Service, officials of both sides met at LOC at Peace Bridge in Uri and exchanged sweets and greetings.
An official of cross LOC trade and travel authority, Mir Bashir Ahmed, told a ceremony organized at bus terminal that so far the bus has completed 162 runs.
Thousands of more divided families who have applied for travel to either side to see their relatives are awaiting permission for travel.
100-year old Sumaira Begum who parted with her parents in 1947 is eager to travel to J&K to see the graves of her parents but she could not get the clearance for travel yet.
“I visited the concerned office many times to know when to travel but every time the officials say my form has not been cleared by the other side yet,” she said.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Apr 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Apr 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 9 Apr 2010 00:00:00 IST
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