Cross LoC bus resumes from Uri crossing point

Cross LoC bus resumes from Uri crossing point

Srinagar: The ‘Karwan-e-Aman’ bus service, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad resumed Monday after remaining suspended last week.
The Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade is likely to resume from tomorrow after remaining suspended since July 21, when over 60 kg of drugs were recovered from a PaK truck at Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) in Uri.
The weekly bus was suspended on July 31st between the two sides after a message was received from Pakistan that there is a holiday in PaK on account of 14th death anniversary of founding president of PaK Sardar Mohammad Ibrahim Khan.
The ‘peace bus’ left Srinagar this morning for Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector, official sources said.
All the passengers who were scheduled to travel last week have been accommodated in the bus, they said.
Sources said the PaK residents who could not travel in Poonch-Rawlakote bus after the service remained suspended for about four week also boarded the bus here to travel return to their houses. The exact number of travelers was not immediately known.
The cross-LoC bus service started on April 7, 2005 has helped thousands of families, divided in 1947 due to partition, to meet each other after India and Pakistan agreed to allow travel of state subjects from both sides on travel permits, instead of international passport. (Agencies)

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