Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for POK

Srinagar, Aug 27: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), on Monday left here to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC), official sources said.

The bus with 17 returnee of POK and a Kashmiri left Bemina in Srinagar this morning, sources told media. The bus has since reached Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC), at Uri, they added.

Sources said the weekly bus will leave for Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the border in Uri sector from TFC, where more passengers will board it before crossing to other side. The exact number of passengers travelling in the bus will be known in the afternoon.

Similarly, passengers travelling from POK to here will be known in the evening, they said.

The bus service, introduced 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 residents of both sides of LoC to travel on travel permits instead of International Passport.

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