Srinagar: a bid to boost the Cross-Line of Control (Cross-LoC) trade between India and Pakistan, a 10-member delegation of Salamabad Trade Union of Uri are scheduled to visit Muzaffarabadon Friday to meet their counterparts from Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a local news agency KNS reported.
The members travelling to Muzzafarabad include Salamabad Trade Union president Tariq Khan, general secretary Hilal Turkey, Peer Arshid, and Iqbal Lone.
The traders are scheduled to visit Muzaffarabad, Chakoti, Rawalakote, where they would meet the trade associations to increase the trade between India and Pakistan. Turkey said they were scheduled to visit several business points in Pakistan.
“Cross-LoC trade is the biggest Confidence Building Measure (CBM) between the two parts of Kashmir,” he said.
Turkey said the trade between the two parts of Kashmir didn’t go the way it could have.
“The non-availability of facilities including banking and communication stopped the trade from growing,” he said.
He said India and Pakistan should also focus on Cross-LoC trade in their renewed dialogue process.