PAKISTAN-INDIA WORKING GROUP MEETING
ON CROSS-LOC CBMS
By Azhar Masood, Special for All Voices
ISLAMABAD.July.19.2012.Pakistan and India have agreed to ease traveling between Azad Kashmir and Indian held Kashmir through Line of Control that divides disputed former princely state of Kashmir.
Officials from two countries met here today in pursuance of the decision taken at the Foreign Secretary level talks on 4-5 July 2012, meeting of Pakistan-India Joint Working Group on Cross-LoC CBMs was held in Islamabad on 19 July 2012. Pakistan delegation was headed by Ms. Zehra Akbari, Director General (South Asia) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while the Indian side was led by Mr. Y.K. Sinha, Joint Secretary (PAI) Ministry of External Affairs.
The meeting was held in a cordial and constructive atmosphere.
The two sides reviewed the progress since the last meeting of the Joint Working Group on Cross-LoC CBMs and discussed modalities for strengthening and streamlining the existing trade and travel arrangements across the LoC. They also discussed modalities for introducing additional Cross-LoC CBMs.