The bus service between Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rawalakot was suspended today after Pakistan authorities refused to open the gate at Chak da Bagh crossing point. This comes on the day Pakistan resumed Samjhauta Express between Delhi and Lahore after a brief suspension in the aftermath of India's strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot neighbouring country's Khyber Pashtun region.
According to sources, Pakistan did not even open the gate to allow residents of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. Speaking to news agency ANI, one such passenger said: I was going back, went to the border, bought tickets but was told that the Pakistan authorities did not open the gate today, then we had to come back.
Resident of Mirpur(PoK) Syed Bukhari on Cross LoC Poonch-Rawalkot bus service: I was going back, went to the border, bought tickets but was told that the Pakistan authorities did not open the gate today, then we had to come back. pic.twitter.com/83nM3MhdC6— ANI (@ANI) March 4, 2019
The Poonch-Rawalakot bus service was started on 20 June 2006 through Tatrinote and Chakan Da Bagh point to facilitate easy travel for Kashmiri families divided by Line of Control.