Cross LoC trade hits due to ceasefire violation

Updated:1 month, 1 week ago IST

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 17 (ANI): In the wake of the recent ceasefire violation that has taken place along the Line of Control (LoC), cross-border trade has been hampered, thus detrimentally impacting traders. Following the constant mortar shelling in the region, traders say gates have not been opened for trade for two days, thus causing fresh produce to go stale due to lack of adequate storage facility. While the purpose of this temporary trade halt is to ensure the security of the citizens, traders suggest that with sales being hampered, proportional reimbursement should be provided to them. On Tuesday, at least four Pakistani soldiers were killed by the army in the cross-border firing initiated by the former. In lieu of this, the transport authorities suspended the scheduled run of the cross LoC bus services between Poonch and Rawalakot due to the ceasefire violation.

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