In Jammu and Kashmire’s Poonch sector, trucks waiting to cross the LoC were refused permission to do so by Pakistani authorities. Trucks movements at the Attari land border remain unaffected, at the time this copy was published.
“The incident has not at all affected trade at the Attari land border. There is a long queue of traders at the border who are waiting for their turn to cross over into Pakistan.
“Traders have not shown any anger over the incident; the Pakistani authorities here have not refused to accept consignments,” said Rameshwar, the manager of Central Warehouse Corporation godown at the Integrated Check Post at Attari.
“We cleared over 250 trucks yesterday and almost a similar number of trucks are ready for the clearance today. We received over 100 trucks from Pakistan as well,” he said.
“We hope that trade here remains smooth given that Attari plays an important role in building strong trade relations between the two countries,” Rameshwar said.
“It was definitely an unfortunate incident and we should not accept it,” said Sunil Mehra, an Amritsar-based trader, referring to Tuesday’s incident where Pakistani soldiers cross the LoC and killed Indian jawans on Indian territory.
“But it has not affected trade at Attari as yet. I have been here since the morning to wait for the clearance of my truck,” Mehra said.