Army hands over PaK boy to Pakistan rangers

Srinagar: Army officials in Tanghdar sector has handed over the 11-year-old boy from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control three days ago, to Pakistan Army officials.
An army spokesperson said that Sameer Kayani son of Mohammad Rafiq from Laswa Athmuqam, who was intercepted by troop deployed in the forward areas after he inadvertently crossed this side of border on Thursday.
“The boy was handed over on Saturday by the unit based at Tanghdar frontier area to the Pakistan Army at Teetwal crossing point with new clothes and sweets for the family,” the spokesperson said.
A senior army official said that soon after the boy was apprehended by the troops, the Indian army took the initiative and sent an urgent hot line message to the Pakistan side.
He said the message was initiated to inform the Pakistan army of the safety and well being of Kayani along with a request for a flag meeting so that the individual could be repatriated and united with his family at the earliest.
“The flag meeting was held at the Teetwal crossing point on 4 July 2015 in the afternoon and individual was handed over to representatives of Pakistan Army,” the spokesperson said.