Officials across LoC discuss trade, permits

Officials from Poonch and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir on Monday met at Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point on the Line of Control and discussed various issues related to crossover and trade, including the issue of permits.

Poonch (J&K): Officials from Poonch and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir on Monday met at Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point on the Line of Control and discussed various issues related to crossover and trade, including the issue of permits.
A team, headed by Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Poonch, Anwar Hussain, and a PoK team led by District Commissioner Sohail Azam met at the zero Line at 1205 hours on Monday, officials said.

Both the teams discussed various issues during the 40-minute-long meeting, including delay in issuing permits and erecting sheds on both sides of LoC.

There are about 3,000 applications pending with PoK authorities for issuing permits for cross-over, they said adding PoK authorities also claimed that about 1,100 applications of citizens are pending with J&K authorities.

The traders also demanded setting up of e-mail facilities for better communication between the two sides.

PTI

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