Cross LoC trade resumes

Cross LoC trade resumes
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Baramulla: The trade between the divided parts of Kashmir through the Uri trading point at the Line of Control (LoC) resumed on Tuesday after two weeks of suspension.
Officials said that 35 trucks from this side of Kashmir reached the trade facilitation centre at Salambad Uri on Tuesday morning to go to Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The trucks began crossing the LoC at the Kaman post from the morning while several loaded trucks from the other side reached here late in the evening.
The cross-LoC trade was suspended for two weeks ahead of Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul–Fitr.
The cross-LoC trade from the Kaman post in Uri takes place four days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Each day, only 35 goods-laden trucks proceed towards Chakothi in Pakistan-administered Kashmir while 35 trucks from the other side cross each day towards this side. The trade is limited to only 21 listed items and is based on the barter system.