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Woman who strayed into Pakistan handed over to India

Azmat Jan was returned at Rawala -Poonch crossing Point on humanitarian grounds.

india Updated: Oct 10, 2017 21:24 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Islamabad
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Soldiers take position near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch.(PTI File Photo)

Pakistan on Tuesday handed over to the Indian authorities a woman who had “inadvertently” crossed the Line of Control.

Terming it as a gesture of goodwill the Pakistan Army said in its “continuation of efforts to maintain peace and tranquillity along Line of Control (LoC), Azmat Jan has been returned at Rawala -Poonch crossing Point on humanitarian grounds,” the Inter Services Public Relations said.

Jan who, according to the statement, hails from Degwar Maldialan (in Jammu and Kashmir) had inadvertently crossed the LoC in Chirikot Sector.

In January, Pakistan had returned an Indian solder who had crossed the LoC as a “goodwill gesture”.