POONCH: Goods worth over Rs16.9 million were traded across the Line of Control (LoC) at Chakan-Da-Bagh Crossing point in Poonch district, officials said on Tuesday. As many as eight trucks rolled out from the Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) at Ranger in Poonch district carrying bags of coconut, red chilli and embroidery items worth Rs 3.45 million. From Azad Kashmir, 15 trucks carrying bags of almonds, dried grapes, dates, Peshawari sandals, and herbs crossed to the Indian side of the LoC and these were worth Rs13.46 million. Officials from both sides of LoC monitored the transportation of these goods at the Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point twice during the day, officials said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2011.