Landslides forced suspension of cross-LoC trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road as authorities on Tuesday managed to evacuate to safety 16 passengers, including five PoK residents, who were stranded near Kaman Post.
India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to release trucks detained in their respective territories, ending a three week standoff triggered by seizure of a truck in Jammu and Kashmir coming from across the border for allegedly carrying brown sugar worth Rs 100 crore.
Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Tuesday demanded that the Pakistan should allow the resumption of trans-LoC travel and trade and should share information regarding smuggling of drug and narcotics.
Though the trans-Line of Control (LOC) trade between India and Pakistan is picking up, many locals in Poonch district here allege it is the people from outside the state who are benefitting more from it.
Cross-LoC trade completed a year
on Wednesday but the business between Jammu and Kashmir and
Pakistan-occupied Kasmir (POK) continues to be conducted by
barter in the absence of banking and communication facilities.