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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Mortal remain of PoK resident handed over to his relatives

Arjun Sharma, Hindustan Times  Jammu, August 08, 2009
First Published: 20:18 IST(8/8/2009) | Last Updated: 13:28 IST(9/8/2009)
After a gap of 23 days the mortal remains of Showkat Ali Khan of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) would be handed over to his relatives on the humanitarian grounds.

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According to an official spokesman, on humanitarian grounds the government has decided to allow the relatives of Showkat Ali Khan of Sari-Kathi, Pera, District Bagh of PoK to carry his mortal remains to his native place Muzaffarabad.

The deceased had come to Kashmir on July 16 in Karvaan Aman bus to see his relatives at Chandilora Tangmarg. Another two relatives Yar Mohammad Khan and Javaid Iqbal Khan of Jabrari village in Tehsil Bagh accompanied him.

Showkat Ali Khan was taken ill and rushed to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital where he breathed his last. According to doctors the deceased was an acute diabetic patient.

The relatives of the deceased in the Valley had requested the government to allow them to carry his body to PoK for there burial.

The concerned authorities on their request held a Flag meeting at Baramulla, which was attended by Army, BSF, district authorities, and Central Custom and Excise departments besides J&K Police.

The meeting after threadbare discussion allowed the relatives of deceased Showkat Ali Khan to carry his body to PoK and an ambulance was also arranged for the purpose as the Karvaan-i-Aman bus only operates on Thursday only every week.

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