MIRPUR (AJK) - Eighteen people belonging to divided families of Azad Kashmir and Indian Occupied Kashmir travelled through the weekly trans-Line of Control bus service between Muzaffarabad and Srinagar, official sources said.

Those travelled included AJK four women who travelled to Srinagar through the bus. Similarly, five Kashmiris from Indian occupied Kashmir crossed over to Pakistani side to visit their AJK-based relatives, separated in 1947.

They crossed the sides through Chakothi-Uri sector on Muzaffarabad-Srinagar historic route in north Kashmir, said the sources. They said the four women reached Kaman post after crossing the Aman Setu, (peace bridge) by foot. The six residents of AJK also returned to their homes after completing stay in the liberated territory. They also included two women and a child.

Meanwhile, five Kashmiris from various parts of the state crossed over to this side in the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad since April 7, 2005 after Pakistan and India agreed to allow Kashmiri families divided in 1947 to meet each other on ‘ Travel Permits’ instead of International passports.