‘Strike call did not stop trade’
Srinagar, May 5: Twenty four trucks carrying merchandise rolled down from the Chakoti Trade Centre to Trade Facilitation Centre Salamabad, Uri, this week.
The trade was carried out despite strike call by the AJK traders against arrest of vice president Intra-Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Tariq Wani.
“The strike did not succeed as government on the other side managed to send 20 odd trucks to this part of Kashmir,” said Muhammad Ashraf Wani, custodian officer for cross-LoC trade at TFC Salamabad and general manager DIC Varmul.
To mention, the AJK traders demanding immediate release of the vice president had threatened to stop the cross-LoC trade if he was not released within two days.
The custodian officer said that goods worth Rs 2.44 crore were imported AJK in 24 trucks, of which 11 were received on Tuesday and 13 on Wednesday. The consignments weighing 1572 quintals mostly comprised of medicinal herbs and dry fruits.
Meanwhile, he said, consignments weighing 3453 quintals were exported to Chakoti in 54 trucks, with 30 trucks dispatched on Tuesday and 24 trucks on Wednesday.
The consignments were valuing at Rs 1.65 crore, he said. “Red chilli formed 80 per cent of the supply, whereas fresh fruits and coconut were among the other items,” he said.
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