A rare goodwill gesture by Indian Army for Pakistan
NEW DELHI: A Pakistani national who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and entered India was on Thursday repatriated by the Indian Army to Pakistan at Tithwal crossing point in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir on humanitarian grounds.
Shabir Ahmed, aged 32 and a resident of Panjkot in Pakistan's district Muzaffarabad had inadvertently crossed over the LoC.
He was apprehended by the Army on receiving information from the local people of Kashmir's Tangdhar.
Ahmed was given proper medical care by the Indian authorities and was hosted with dignity and respect.
He was also provided with clothing, lodging and medical care.
One his identity was ascertained and he was stabilised, Pakistan Kashmir authorities were approached for his repatriation by the Indian Army.