No Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK for 3rd consecutive week

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Srinagar: No Karvan-e-Aman bus will operate between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for the third consecutive week on Monday, official sources said.

The bus operating between summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and capital of POK remained suspended for third week today, official sources told agency.

We were told that repair work still continued on bridge at Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the Line of Control (LoC), they said adding therefore it was decided that bus service will remain suspended today also.

Passengers travelling in the bus have been informed that the service will remain suspended, they said adding all the people who were scheduled to travel in these buses will be accommodated when the service will be resumed.

On March 4, the cross-LoC bus was suspended due to holiday on account of Maha Shivratri (Heerath) in Kashmir.

Last week the repair was on the bridge was started, they said.

The bus service introduced on April 7, 2005 has helped thousands of families, divided due to partition in 1947, 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 only after the names of those undertaking the journey in the bus was being cleared by the intelligence agencies from both the countries.

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