Intra-Kashmir trade remains suspended
Muzaffarabad, July 20: The intra-Kashmir cross Line of Control weekly trade remained suspended on Tuesday for second week due to the prevailing situation in the Valley.
There was no movement of trucks on the LoC from either side as traders from Kashmir did not send goods for bartering to their Pakistan Administered Kashmir counterparts.
“The traders in Valley are on strike against the government over the simmering situation and have decided to not to trade this week” said Director General Cross LoC Trade and Travel Authority (TATA), Brigadier (RTD) Ismail Khan.
He said cross LoC trade would remain suspended temporarily till the situation in valley remains tense.
The traders involved in the business were facing loss of millions of rupees as goods transported to valley from PaK could not be traded in the local market and are rotting in the stores.
“Goods worth millions send from here early to the Valley traders is dumped in the stores and could not be marketed” said Ejaz Ahmed Mir, a trader dealing in dry fruit and grams.
Meanwhile, hundreds of activist of JK National Students Federation and JK Awami National party marched to the line of control Tetrinote demanding permission for intra-Kashmir trade only to Kashmiri traders and also considering state subject certificate as travel document for cross LoC travel through weekly bus service.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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