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Cross border trade between India-PoK at LoC to restore from next week

Decision to restore cross-border trade between India and PoK at Baramulla’s Uri from next week was taken after a zero point meeting was held between cross-LoC trade authorities of both the countries at Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.


  |  Updated On : August 03, 2017 09:33 PM
India PoK delegations participating in a Zero Point meeting at Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. (Source: ANI)

India PoK delegations participating in a Zero Point meeting at Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. (Source: ANI)

New Delhi :  

Decision to restore cross-border trade between India and PoK at Uri from next week was taken after a Zero Point meeting held between cross-LoC trade authorities of both the countries at Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. 

The authorities of both the countries took several decisions to streamline the trade, carrying out trade process in transparent manner and ensuring stringent checks on the traded items. 

Trade was stalled between the two countries at the LoC after a driver from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) was arrested for allegedly carrying drugs.

Baramulla DC Nasir Ahmad Naqash asked DG Travel and Trade Authority of PoK Shahid Ahmad to ensure stringent checks on traded items at the security checks.

Indian officials participating in the meeting detailed PoK officials about the recent drug seizure. 

The PoK delegations were also briefed about the investigation being done by the Uri police which had seized 66.5 kilograms of narcotics. 

PoK delegations assured that they would improve their mechanism of scanning at Trade Centre Chakothi to prevent transportation of narcotic materials across the border. 

The delegations of both the countries decided to meet on monthly basis through which all issues are sorted out.

The officials also discussed to organise traders meeting on quarterly basis to smoothen and streamline trade process. 

First Published: Thursday, August 03, 2017 09:23 PM


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