Baramulla: After remaining suspended for two weeks, the cross-LoC trade between divided parts of Kashmir via Kaman Post Uri is set to resume next week.
Gulam Mohammad Bhat, custodian officer confirmed that the decision to resume the cross-LoC trade was taken at an important meeting. “We decided that trade will resume from next Tuesday,” he said.
He said the district magistrate Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash along-with SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain, SDM Uri D Sagar and Custodian officer interacted with director general trade Shahid Ahmad from across the LoC on Thursday. During the meeting it was decided that the trading activity would re-start next Tuesday.
Sources said the Pakistan administered Kashmir authorities pressed upon the officials from this side to release the arrested drivers who were arrested with drugs in the past. The demand was not accepted by the officials. The cross-LoC trade was suspended two weeks ago when Indian police seized 66 kilograms of narcotic drugs from a Pakistani truck and arrested the driver of the vehicle. The Pakistani drivers have been consistently protesting in favour of the release of arrested driver. The issue has developed fissures between the PDP-BJP coalition.