POONCH: A total 131 passengers crossed sides as the Chakkan-da-Bagh point on the Line of Control (LoC) was opened after an interval of fortnight. An official spokesman said that the LoC point was opened at 10.10 AM (IST) and 81 persons came from the Azad Kashmir (AJK). They included 52 residents of AJK, who came here to meet their relatives and stay with them here for two weeks and 29 residents of occupied Kashmir, who returned after meeting their relatives in AJK.
From occupied Kashmir, a total of fifty passengers travelled to AJK. They included 28 residents of IHK going AJK for the first time and 22 AJK returnees. In today’s group, a Poonch based journalist Jahangir Ahmed also went to AJK to meet his brother residing at Bondi Abaspur. Matloob Khan, GM DIC Poonch and G R Ganai from RDD facilitated the exchange process at the LoC point while from Pakistan side, Guftar Choudhary AC (R) Hajira was present to assist the authorities.-SANA