Weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus carrying 20 passengers leaves for PaK

Srinagar

Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (Pak) left here on Monday to cross over to another side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said.

The bus left tourist reception center TRC with 20 passengers, including four fresh and 16 returnees for Kaman post the last Indian post on this side of LOC, sources said.

The number of returnees and PaK guests will also be known in the evening, they said.

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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