Cross-LoC trade ban could have ‘catastrophic results’, hurt nearly 50,000 families

Cross-LoC trade ban could have ‘catastrophic results’, hurt nearly 50,000 families

LoC trade, at present, is conducted through two trade facilitation centres located at Salamabad and Chakkan-da-Bagh in Jammu and Kashmir. Representative image/ Commons Srinagar: As the Jammu and Kashmir state administration continues to face flak over its unpopular ‘highway ban’ diktat, the new Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order suspending trade with Pakistan across the Line of Control is likely to become another flashpoint between New Delhi and Srinagar in election season. Former state chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah criticised the move, while separatist leaders also jumped into the fray Friday by issuing a statement condemning the […]

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