LoC flare-up: Poonch-Rawlakote bus service suspended for 1 week

Srinagar

Following escalation in tension along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan, the Indian authorities have stopped the bus service between Chakka Da Bagh in Poonch and Rawalakote in Pakistan Administered Kashmir.

Officials said the bus service has been suspended for a week.

“Due to rising tension on Chakka Da Bagh area on Line of Control in Poonch, we could not establish contact with Pakistan Administered Kashmir officials and today 14 PaK residents could not be sent back as both gates are closed,” they said.

“All 14 PaK residents would have to stay back with their relatives till peace returns on borders,” they added.

As per the understanding between Indian and Pakistan governments, the Paigam-e-Aman bus service operates between Chakka Da Bagh and Rawalakote. Every Monday exchange of citizens takes place on the basis of permit system.

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