Despite snowfall, Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves to cross over to PoK

SRINAGAR : Despite heavy snowfall during the past few days, the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), left for Kaman Post, the last Indian military post on this side of the border, to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC).
The peace bus left Srinagar 0800 hrs and has reached the Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC), Uri, official sources said.
They said the exact number of those travelling in the cross-LoC bus, major Confidence Building Measure (CBM) between India and Pakistan, will be known only in the afternoon.
The bus service continued its run despite unrest in Kashmir last year and tension on the LoC due to ceasefire violation and surgical strike by Indian troops in PoK.
The cross-LoC bus service, started on April 7, 2005 despite opposition by militant organisations, 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.
However, travel permit is issued to citizens from both sides of the LoC only after their names are cleared by intelligence agencies from India and Pakistan. (agencies)


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