Limit trucks crossing LoC: Army
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Srinagar, Mar 14: Over a month after Pakistani authorities requested their Indian counterparts to limit the cross-LoC trade on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road to 100 trucks a day, the army has asked the civil administration to further reduce the number in view of security concerns.
"They (army) have asked us to limit the number of trucks due to security concerns as they have to check goods in all the trucks coming from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) which is a time consuming process," deputy commissioner Baramulla Bashir Ahmad Bhat said.
However, an army spokesperson said the forced had not fixed any specific number for the trucks crossing over the PaK but has requested that it should be within manageable limits.
"We have only requested for keeping the number of trucks within the manageable limits in view of security concerns," army spokesperson Colonel V Sood said.
He said the aim of restricting the number of trucks was to conduct the trade within the time limit set for it.
The army's "request" to the civil administration comes a month after a similar request from authorities in PaK.
DC said a meeting was held to discuss the situation and take a decision on the army's request. He said the Government had to take the "final call" on the issue.
"Government will take the final call and whatever the decision, we will go with it," Bhat said.
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