Pakistan stops Kashmir bus, says India

5 March 2009
The Dawn
Jawed Naqvi

New Delhi: The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus was unable to cross the Line of Control on Thursday because of administrative issues raised by Pakistan, India's foreign ministry said. A foreign ministry spokesman said an 'intimation was received from the other side that on account of certain administrative issues, the bus could not be allowed to cross over'. India was trying to ascertain further details, he said. '(We) are fixing up an alternative date and time so that the inconvenience to the passengers is reduced to the extent possible.' The spokesman did not say what the administrative issues were or whether the stoppage was linked with the manhunt under way in Pakistan for suspects in the Lahore terror attack.