Of trade across the LoC....

India summoned the Pakistani envoy after Islamabad stopped cross-LoC trading activities and bus services in retaliation after Indian authorities seized drugs from Pakistani trucks entering India.
Sources said Pakistan’s acting high commissioner Mansoor Ahmad was summoned by Rudrendra Tandon, joint secretary in the foreign office, as India protested Pakistan’s action.
“While the two foreign ministries are working towards resolving the matter through diplomatic channels, it is indeed surprising that Pakistan chose to hold hostage trans-LoC trade and travel bringing immense humanitarian benefits to the people of J&K, for the sake of persons indulging in drug trafficking,” foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.
On Friday, India impounded a Pakistani truck, one of 49, with 100 kg of brown sugar and its driver arrested. In return, Pakistan impounded 27 Indian trucks and their drivers the next day. Subsequently, Indian officials said, Pakistan stopped the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalakot bus services from Monday.

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