Poonch, June 1: To review the functioning of cross-LOC-trade activities and to provide conducive atmosphere/facilities for traders to inhence their trade across the both side of LOC for resolving l some unsettled trade matters and to strengthen the bounds of CBMs between two sides, a joint meeting of officers and officials from both sides was held here at CHACKN-DA-BAGH at zero point today.
Deputy Commissioner Poonch Mohammad Harun Malik, additional superintentendent of police, custodian LOC trade Mohammad Tanvir and other officials were present there. And from Pok sides Director General trade and travel Authourity Brigadier (Retd) Amtiaz Ahmed Wani, custodian TFC POK others officials related with cross LOC trade participated in the meeting.
Matters that creates unnecessary hurdles and which discourages trade and its related activities were discussed in a detailed manner with officers and officials from other side, and it was agreed to encourages cross LOC trade activities by throwing out all odds which later comes in the way of strengthen the CBMs and improving trade and its related activities in the region.
Deputy Commissioner Poonch while highlighting the benefits of cross LOC trade activities said,that it’s benefits go beyond commercial gains as part of CBMs measures and it must not discourage.
The meeting agreed, to bring more fairness in trade and the items should kept in exhibition on both side of LOC so that accessibility ensured and transparency is maintained.
It was further decided that items which are traded at URI LOC trade but have not so for traded Via CHACKAN-DA-BAGH, henceforth also be included for trading activities in future for larger interest of traders.
The officers further agreed in the meeting, to have one more meet to iron out all the differences for the smooth functioning of trade, before the commencement of the holy Month Ramzan.The meeting further informed that in the coming days “TATA PANI” crossing point to be open for trade and travel facilities for both side of LOC.