Poonch-Rawalakot bus service begins

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Poonch (J-K), Mar 13 : About five dozen people crossed the India-Pakistan border on the Poonch-Rawalakot bus service on Wednesday to meet their relatives on either side of Kashmir.

"We appreciate that we have got this chance to go there. We applied two years back and we have got the chance now," said Abdul Karim, a Pakistani Kashmir.

Poonch District authorities ensured adequate security for the passengers and their relatives.

Launched in June 2006, this second bus service between the two countries has been much welcomed by Kashmiris on either side of the Line of Control (LoC).

A bus service connecting Srinagar and Muzaffarabad was launched in 2005.

Bus services have been the most visible achievements of a hesitant peace process between India and Pakistan.

ANI

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