Poonch: Indo-Pak trade, bus service to resume
Posted on: 01:27 PM IST Jan 27, 2013
New Delhi: Days after the skirmishes at the Line of Control, the Indo-Pak trade and bus services are set to resume from Monday. The gates at Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch district are likely to open for routine trade and travel between the two sides.
Pakistan had earlier refused to open the gates along the LoC even as the services along Uri and Attari border continued uninterrupted.
Indo-Pak relations took a hit after ceasefire violations and brutal killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops.
In a stern message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that it "cannot be business as usual" anymore. Speaking on the occasion of the 65th Army Day, the Prime Minister said that those responsible for killing and mutilating Indian soldiers should be brought to book. "What happened at the Line of Control is unacceptable," said Singh.
When asked about Pakistan being in denial over the ceasefire violation and killing of Indian soldiers, the Prime Minister expressed hope that the neighbour realises it. The Prime Minister, however, said that the options against Pakistan cannot be discussed in the open.