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PoK authorities stop cross-LoC trade between Srinagar, Muzaffarabad; no reasons given

Srinagar: Trade across the Line of Control (LoC) between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad was suspended on Tuesday after authorities in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) said no trade will take place this week.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

Authorities at the Trade Facilitation Centre near the border town of Uri in Baramulla district said they had received a letter from authorities in Pakistan saying there would be no cross-LoC trade this week.

Pakistani authorities gave no reasons for suspending the trade that takes place from Tuesday to Friday every week.

Police on the Indian side last week had arrested a driver, Muhammad Yusuf Shah from Chakoti near Muzaffarabad, after recovering 66 kg of narcotics from boxes in his vehicle.

Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir while Muzaffarabad is the capital of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Published Date: Jul 25, 2017 15:30 PM | Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017 15:31 PM

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