2,300 applications for LoC permits under verificat



Jammu: Over 2,300 applications of divided families from Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir are under verification for grant of 'LoC permits', a state Home Ministry official has said.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had informed the Legislative Council yesterday that 18,601 persons have travelled on the 'Line of Control (LoC) permits' through Poonch-Rawalakot and Uri-Muzaffarabad routes since the opening of these routes.

"As many as 2,333 applications of the members of the divided families from PoK and J&K are under-verification in Jammu and Kashmir," the official said yesterday.

Of these, 1,869 applications belong to the people of PoK and 564 applications are from J&K, he said.

He said that no application has either been received and processed for grant of permits to persons other than the members of divided families.

There is no proposal pending before the state government as far as the status of opening of Jammu-Sialkot, silk route, Nowshera-Chinger and Tattapani for trade and travelling, he said.

PTI