More cross-LoC crossing points likely to be opened: Mehbooba

More crossing points are expected to be opened on the Line of Control (LoC) for greater movement of people and goods to and fro Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and banking system is likely to be introduced for trade, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said here today.

“The State Government has taken up the matter regarding opening of more cross-LoC points with the Centre and I am sure there will be positive movement forward on the issue as serious discussions are on in this regard,” Mehbooba informed the Legislative Council.

She said during her recent meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, she had pitched for opening of Suchetgarh-Sialkote, Kargil-Skardu, Nowshera-Mirpur, Gurez-Astoor-Gilgit, Chhamb-Jourian and some other cross-LoC routes in Jammu and Kashmir.

“I am hopeful that, if not all at a time, one or two at a time will be opened, so that we can send Basmati from Jammu to there,” the Chief Minister said while intervening during the reply to a question regarding the measures taken by the Government to expand the ambit of cross-LoC travel and trade. (

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