Cross LoC goods services in August: Azad

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Srinagar, Jun 18 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has announced that cross Line of Control (LoC) goods service would be started in August.

Mr Azad said because of the steps taken by India and Pakistan, the cross-LoC movement of people was taking place smoothly on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawlakote road. As many as 7,520 people had visited their relatives, who got separated in 1947 from their families by availing this service, he said.

Speaking at a high level meeting, also attended by Defence Minister A K Antony last evening, he said 4117 residents of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) had visited Jammu and Kashmir since the bus services began.

Similarly 3,403 residents of this side of the border had visited PoK through these roads.

He said the movement of goods across LoC was on the anvil and was likely to start sometime in August this year.

He said the frequency of cross-LoC bus service will be weekly instead of fortnightly and will be effective from August this year.

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