wo minor girls who had inadvertently crossed over to this side of Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch were handed over to the Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK) authorities on Monday, officials said.
Laiba Zabair (17) and her younger sister Sana Zabair (13), residents of Kahuta Tehsil in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, were detained on Sunday after being spotted moving into this side by Indian troops.
“Two girls of Abbasspur, Tehsil Forward Kahuta of PoK, who had inadvertently crossed into Indian side in Poonch, have been repatriated from the Chakan Da Bagh (CDB) crossing point today,” a defence spokesman said
“They were handed over to the PaK authorities at Chakan Da Bagh crossing point on Monday,” said an official.
Before leaving for Pakistan, the older sister Laiba Zabair said, “We lost our way from our home and came here. The Army personnel caught us and questioned us. We thought these people (Army personnel) would beat us up.”
“But they treated us very well. They brought us here with them and gave us food. We thought that they would not allow us to go back but today they are sending us back, so soon. The people here are really nice,” the 17-year-old added