Pak youth’s wish to meet relatives living on LoC scuttled
Was carrying valid documents but army denied him entry
Poonch: 21-year-old Kamran Aftab son of Mohammad Aftab of BandiKhulratta in Pakistan Administrated Kashmir (PaK) was filled with excitement as he was to meet his grandmother and uncles who are living in Poonch .
Riding high on the excitement, Kamran finally arrived in District Poonch in peace bus via Chakandabagh crossing point on January 28, ready to meet the grandmother and the uncle besides his other relatives here.
However, the story did not find a happy ending. Kamran was not allowed by army to meet the family, living beyond the fence through BaryaniGali despite a valid permission granted to him by the district magistrate Poonch based on the report by police post Balakote.
The police informed the deputy commissioner that Kamran has arrived in Poonch on a valid permit.
Following the report, the deputy commissioner granted permission to Kamran to go beyond the fence through BaryaniGali to visit the house of his uncle Mohammad Maroof son of Faqir Mohammad at Gulhata area in the district.
However, despite the permission granted to him by deputy commissioner as well as the concerned police authorities, the army is not allowing Kamran to meet his relatives.
PRO Defence Jammu Col Anand when contacted said he was not aware of the issue.
“I will look into the matter,” he said. (GNS)