Cross-border Trade Resumes At LoC In Kashmir

16 February 2015

Islamabad: The stalled cross-border travel and trade between India and Pakistan through the Chakothi-Uri crossing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir resumed on Monday after being suspended over a week ago. Traffic through the crossing was suspended on February 7 after Indian security officials in Uri reportedly recovered nearly 200 packets of suspected contraband from an orange-laden truck coming from Pakistan. Subsequently, the cross-border trade was halted following the seizure of 72 trucks on both sides. The Dawn reported that last week Indian and Pakistani authorities reached an understanding following which all but one of the 72 trucks stranded on the opposite sides of the LoC were allowed to return in the evening. An official in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir also told PTI that the stalled traffic in Chakhoti-Uri sector on the LoC has restarted.