Trade Between Indo-Pak On A Halt


Chandigarh: The trade between India and Pakistan has came to a standstill through the Attari Border as the porters went on strike, leaving hundreds of trucks stranded on both sides of the border.

As the porters had gone on strike demanding certain extra charges for unloading goods at the Integrated Check Post, through which the trade operates between the two nations.
As around 15 trucks carrying various commodities leave for Pakistan every day, around 150 to 200 trucks are imported by Pakistan through the ICP each day. As the deadlock continued till Tuesday afternoon, trucks on both sides remained stranded and the traders had no option other than playing the waiting game.

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The Truckers are waiting since past four days with a hope that things will get better. But on Tuesday too, Trade between two nations was affected due to strike.
Prominent items that are sent to India by Pakistan include cement, gypsum, dry fruits, soda ash and few other products.