Cross LoC trade resumes from Uri

The Cross LoC trade that was suspended during the last week of July resumed from North Kashmir’s Uri Trade Facilitation Point (TFC), officials said.

Sub District Magistrate (SDM), Dr Sagar Doifode, who is also the in-charge custodian overlooked the trade for the day.

“Today’s trade was a one sided affair as only four trucks laden with seeds and other spices left for Chakoti to cross over to Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK),” an official said. He said that the traders and truckers from PaK did not come over with the commodities as the drivers from across the LoC have decided not to travel to this side till one of the arrested driver is not released.

The cross-loc trade, a confidence building measure between India and Pakistan was stopped later last month after a huge quantity of Heroine was recovered from one of the trucks from PaK. The driver of the truck was immediately arrested.

Pertinently, after meetings between the officials of the two sides, the trade was resumed today.

Meanwhile, the SDM Uri sealed the Customs Office at the TFC as no employee was present in the office, sources said.

As the trade had to resume today after remaining suspended for almost two, the Sub Divisional Magistrate Uri showed at the facilitation centre at early morning.

However, when he found the customs officials absent, he immediately ordered the sealing of the office, sources said.

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