Pakistan stops Indian trucks on LoC

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 14:20 hrs

Jammu, Jan 10 (IANS) Indian trucks carrying goods were Thursday barred by Pakistani authorities from entering Pakistan, citing the tense situation along the Jammu and Kashmir border.

Pawan Anand, president of the Cross-LoC (Line of Control) Traders Union, told IANS that about 50 trucks were halted at the border in Poonch district.

Anand said the trucks had reached the Pakistani gates on the LoC but Pakistani officials did not open them, saying the gates will remain closed "till the situation becomes conducive".

He said no trucks came from Pakistan too.

The Pakistani decision follows escalating tensions along the LoC ever since India accused Pakistani soldiers of killing and beheading two Indian soldiers.

Pakistan has charged India with killing two Pakistani soldiers.

The LoC divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. The cross-LoC trade began in December 2008.

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