Pakistan suspends cross-LoC bus service

No bus service on Monday; no time frame conveyed for re-starting the bus service, says TFO Poonch
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First Published: Fri, Jan 11 2013. 05 38 PM IST
A file photo of a BSF soldier standing guard near fencing along the India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Pakistan Army had on Thursday refused to open the gates for allowing cross-LoC trade in Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: AFP
A file photo of a BSF soldier standing guard near fencing along the India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Pakistan Army had on Thursday refused to open the gates for allowing cross-LoC trade in Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: AFP
Jammu: In yet another setback to cross-LoC travel, Pakistan on Friday decided to suspend ‘Paigam-e-Aman’ bus service between Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
There would be no bus service on Monday.
“Pakistan has suspended the cross-LoC bus service between Chakan-Da-Bagh (J&K) and Rawalakote (PoK) for the time being,” trade facilitation officer (TFO), Poonch, Abdul Hamid Sheikh told PTI.
“There would be no cross-LoC bus service on Monday,” the TFO said, adding, “No time frame was conveyed to us for re-starting the cross-LoC trade and bus service.” Sheikh said that he contacted director general, trade and travel, PoK for clarifying the situation on LoC trade and travel and he conveyed that there was firing going on and in this situation, no travel can be carried out till further orders.
Pakistan Army had on Thursday refused to open the gates for allowing cross-LoC trade in Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
25 Jammu and Kashmir trucks carrying goods mostly vegetables for traders in PoK were stranded at the checkpoint.
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