Cross-LoC bus service via Poonch remains suspended

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Jammu: The cross-LoC bus service on the Poonch-Rawalakot road between Jammu and Kashmir, and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) remained suspended for the 17th week today due to ceasefire violations by Pakistan, an official said.

The bus service was suspended on July 10 due to heavy firing and shelling from the Pakistani side. Since then, no bus has crossed the Line of Control from Chakan-da-bagh.

 “The Poonch-Rawalakot cross-LoC bus service remained suspended even today. It has been shut for the last 17 weeks now,” custodian of LoC trade (Poonch) Mohmmad Tanveer said.

He said the bus service was shut because of the Pakistani Army often resorting to shelling and firing along the LoC in Poonch district.