116 stranded PoK residents to go home

As the Poonch-Rawlakote cross-Line of Control (LoC) bus service remained suspended from over a month, as many as 116 stranded Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) residents, stranded in Jammu, will return home via the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.
Meanwhile, three Indian, who are also stranded in PoK after travelling via Poonch-Rawalakot rout, will return home via Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector, official sources said here today. They said that 116 PoK residents will cross the Aman Setu, peace bridge, to go back to their homes.
Cross-LoC bus services on the Poonch-Rawalakot road between Jammu and PoK was suspended on July 10 due to heavy firing and shelling from the Pakistani side. Decision to send them home through Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route was taken after the PoK residents staged protests against the suspension of the bus service via Poonch-Rawalakot rout.
They said authorities have asked the PoK residents to report at the sports stadium in Poonch tomorrow for their journey to Kaman Post to cross over to other side on August 21 via Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route.

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