Cross-LoC traders blame India, Pak govts
Moong Dal issue
Rajouri, Jan 6: The traders from both the sides of Kashmir on Wednesday met at Chaka- Da–bag crossing point and discussed various issues related to the trade particularly the banned items.
“About 60 traders from Poonch side attended the meeting while 42 members of the trade groups of Pak administered Kashmir took part in the meeting,” said V P Mina, Trade facilitating officer, Poonch.
Sources said at least 60 traders of border district of Poonch and 42 members from PaK held an emergency meeting at Chakan-Da–Bag crossing point and discussed issues including the banned items by both the governments.
Sources said the groups blamed their respective governments for non cooperative attitude towards the cross-LoC trade.
The meeting which took place for about two and half hour and concluded without deciding any future course of action.
Mina said both the groups discussed various issues including the Moong Dal.
Sources said both the groups urged upon both the governments to lift the ban on the some of the trade items listed earlier.
A trader Muhammad Hanief said that they have demanded that all the 21 items listed and cleared by both the governments should be allowed to trade including the Moong Dal beside establishing the telephone facility for the traders so that they can easily discuss the market issue on day to day basis.
“Beside this we have also demanded the use of currency in the trade instead of the exchange of items,” he added.
He said that there would be no trade till both the governments agree on their demands.
It is pertinent to mention that the cross LoC trade had been suspended in protest against the ban on Moong Dal supply from Pakistan.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 6 Jan 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 6 Jan 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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