Modalities finalised to launch cross-LoC trade

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Islamabad, Sep 29 (UNI) Modalities have been finalised for trade across the Line of Control in Kashmir through the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalakot routes, scheduled to commence from October 21.

President of the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry Zulfiqar Abbasi said here today that trucks would be allowed to go to designated points on both sides of the LoC.

Computer-generated single-entry permits containing particulars of drivers, their licences and details of vehicles will be issued by respective trade officers.

The truck drivers will wear bright yellow and pink jackets with the name of the route inscribed on the back.

The trucks will ply between 0900 hrs and 1600 hrs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on both routes.

Cargoes will be sealed by the trade facilitation officers and cargo manifests, indicating the items being carried, particulars of traders on both sides and packaging lists will accompany the consignment.

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