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9 persons to go to PoK on Monday

November 20, 2005 16:52 IST

With permits being issuedon Sundayafter Ministry of External Affairs clearance, nine persons fromJammu and Kashmirare ready to take the Poonch-Rawalakote road to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir via Chakan-da-Bagh crossing point on Monday.

Six persons from Mendhar and three from Poonch would be going to meet their relatives in PoK, senior officials saidbut added that they had no knowledge of the number of people coming to India.

"We have yet to receive anything in this direction from the Pakistan side," they said. Jammu and Kashmir police special branchissued permits on Sunday to the persons cleared by the MEA, they told PTI.

They were scheduled to take the bus to PoK but could not, because of the damage caused to the Aman bridge due to the October 8 quake.

Those issued permits included Qateel,Parveen, SakinaandFeroz Sarwar, residents of Goldh (Mendhar), Javed Iqbal and his wife Gulrez Anjum, residents of Galoota (Mendhar), and Mohammad Aslam of Nagali (Poonch).The names of two more persons from Poonch had not yet been received.

The travellers were expected to report at the deputy commissioner's office at 1000 hrs, from where they would be escorted by the civil administration up to Chakan-da-Bagh crossing point on the Line of Control. The Poonch district police chief and Army would be providing them security.

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