Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for POK in Uri sector
Srinagar, Jun 19:The weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), left for Kaman Post, the last Indian military post on this side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector here to cross over to the other side.
The bus left from Bemina in Srinagar this morning for Kaman post, official sources told UNI.
The bus has since reached the Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) at Uri, they said, adding the exact number of passengers travelling to POK would be known by afternoon.
The passengers travelling from POK to here, to meet their relatives separated due to partition in 1947, will also be known in the afternoon, they said.
The bus service, a major Confidence Building Measure (CBM) between India and Pakistan after 1999 Kargil War, continues despite unrest in Kashmir in 2016 and tension on the LoC, due to ceasefire violation and subsequent surgical strike by Indian troops in the POK.