10 PaK guests among 31 cross sides in Karvan-e-Aman bus

Srinagar, Nov 20: Ten guests from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) arrived here while nine Kashmiris crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives separated in 1947 due to partition, official sources said on Tuesday.
They said 12 returnees also cross sides in the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of PaK, at the Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Monday.
Ten PaK guests, including three women, arrived at Kaman post in the afternoon yesterday to meet their separated relatives here. A Kashmiri, who had gone to PaK also returned after completing stay in PaK, sources said.
They said nine Kashmiris, including four women and two children, crossed over to PaK. Sources said 11 PaK guests, including six women also returned to their homes after completing stay in Kashmir.
The bus, plying between Srinagar-Muzaffarabad, capital of PaK, since April 7, 2005 has helped thousands of families divided in 1947 due to partition to meet each other. Before the introduction of the bus, people from both sides on the LoC were travelling to Wagah or New Delhi to visit PaK. However, to facilitate easy travel of divided families, India and Pakistan agreed to allow travel of divided families through Uri on Travel Permits instead of International passport provided their names are cleared by intelligence agencies of both the countries.