Cross-LoC bus service resumes
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Poonch, July 2: Cross-LoC bus service was resumed Monday from Poonch district, two weeks after its suspension due to unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops.
90 members of divided families from Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) crossed between the two sides on weekly trans-border bus in Poonch district.
Among those who travelled on LoC Poonch-Rawalakote bus via Chakan-Da-Bagh border point, 45 crossed over to PaK from JK, while rest came to JK from PaK, officials said.
LoC bus service and trade came to a halt on June 14 in view of the tension due to the heavy LoC firing, shelling and ceasefire violations incidents since June 11, in which 2 Indian jawans were killed and 4 others were injured.
From JK side, 4 of the travelers were freshers while remaining 40 were PaK returnees, officials said, adding that from PaK side, 40 were freshers and 5 were JK returnees, who returned after staying with their kin in PaK.
Officials of J&K and PaK monitored the crossover operation.
The Poonch-Rawalakote 'Carvan-e-Aman' bus service has also been suspended for past two weeks.
The trading point and the bus services were started to facilitate easy trade and travel among divided families of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) and considered to be major confidence building exercise between India and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, in New Delhi, top officials of the Pakistan Rangers and Border Security Force were holding talks to sort out a host of border-related issues including instances of ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak frontier.
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