Poonch-Rawalakot cross-LoC bus service resumes

JAMMU: The cross-LoC bus service from Rawalakot to Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir resumed after 17 weeks today with 20 passengers from Pakistan occupied Kashmir crossing over, an official said.

The bus service, poetically titled Paigam-e-Aman (message of peace), was suspended on July 10 due to heavy firing and shelling from the Pakistani side. No bus had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) from Chakan Da Bagh in Poonch district since then.

“The suspended bus service resumed this morning and 20 people arrived from PoK,” Mohammad Tanveer, Custodian of the LoC trade (Poonch), told reporters. He added that “no passenger from this side travelled to the other side and the bus had to ply empty”. (AGENCIES)