July 2007 News

143 Exchange Sides On LoC

16 July 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Poonch: A total 143 persons exchanged sides at Chakkan-da-Bagh Line of Control (LoC) point in this district today. An official spokesman said that a total 87 persons from this side crossed over to PoK today. They included 27 fresh residents of Jammu and Kashmir while 60 PoK nationals who had come here to see their relatives. Besides this, 56 persons today came from the PoK side. They included 44 PoK nationals coming to this side for the first time after opening of this route and 12 Indian returnees, who came after meeting their relatives in PoK. The LoC point opened at 11.30 am and closed at 4.30 pm. From the Pakistan side, designated authority of Hazira (PoK), Parvez Yaqoob facilitated the exchange process while from the Indian side, SP Poonch Mohd Shabir and Matloob Khan GM, DIC Poonch represented the side and assisted the travellers.


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