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PoK visitors to get six-month permit

Another gesture to normalise ties

New Delhi: In yet another gesture to normalise ties with Pakistan, India has decided to increase the stay period for people visiting Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to six months with multiple entries to encourage people-to-people contacts.

At present, the validity of the entry permit is for four weeks.

The designated authorities for cross-LoC travel can extend the stay period by another two weeks in certain cases of health and family emergencies.

Unilateral decision

“To encourage more people-to-people contacts across the Line of Control (LoC), India has unilaterally decided to increase the stay period to six months,” official spokesperson in the MEA said.

To resume talks

India has been making several gestures to normalise ties with Pakistan. Recently, both countries agreed to resume comprehensive talks stalled by the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

Cricket diplomacy

Launching cricket diplomacy to give a fresh impetus to bilateral ties, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday invited Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to join him in watching the India-Pakistan cricket encounter in Mohali on March 30. — PTI

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