Karwan-e-Aman bus not running today in view of Eid celebrations

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Srinagar

The weekly Karwan-e-Aman bus service operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad Pakistan will not be running today on Monday in view of Eid ul Fitr, officials said.

“A message was received from across the PaK authorities that the peace bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, will not operate in view of Eid celebrations,” an official said.

He said that all the passengers who were scheduled to travel in the bus on Monday have been informed about the cancellation of the bus.

They will be now adjusted in the bus, next week, he said.

The bus service, a major Confidence Building Measure (CBM) between India and Pakistan after 1999 Kargil War, continued despite summer uprising of 2016 and tension on the LoC, due to ceasefire violation.

The cross-LoC bus service which started on April 7, 2005, has helped thousands of families to meet each other after India and Pakistan agreed to allow travel of state subjects from both sides on travel permits, instead of the international passport.

The travel permit is issued to the state subject from both sides of the LoC, only after their names are cleared by the intelligence agencies from India and Pakistan. However, only state subjects from both sides can avail the cross-LoC bus facility.

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