The chairman of Kashmir Society International Khawaja Farooq Renzushah on Saturday claimed that after “timely request” by the Society, the authorities allowed continuation of “Karwaan-e-Aman” (cross-LoC bus service), while imposing ban on the trade between divided parts of Kashmir.
Expressing gratitude to the authorities Renzushah asserted that the name, Karwan-e-Aman, was suggested by him in his capacity as then director information, as head of a committee, in which his then deputy director information Fida Hussain and local journalists, were members.
“My name was accordingly accepted by the chief secretary. This name was given on the basis of my strong belief in Sufiyat and blessing of Awaliyas, Sufi saints and iconic personalities who are symbols of love and peace in both the countries,” said Renzushah, in a statement.
He said soon after the union home affairs ministry imposed ban on cross-LoC trade Kashmir Society immediately, through SOS messages, approached authorities concerned and requested that Karwan-e-Aman should not be disrupted.