Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK

Srinagar, Aug 20: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), left here on Monday to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC), official sources said.

The weekly bus with ten PoK returnees and a Kashmiri, visiting other side of LoC to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with the relatives, separated in 1947 due to partition, left here this morning.

The bus has since reached Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC), Uri, where more passengers will board it before leaving for Kaman Post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector. The exact number of passengers, travelling to other side will be known in the afternoon.

Similarly, they said, passengers travelling from PoK will be known in the evening.

The bus, introduced on April 7, 2005, has helped thousands of families, divided in 1947, to meet each other.

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