Amritsar: Afghan truck drivers’ strike enters Day 2
Amritsar, October 23
As a result of strike name given by Afghan truck drivers coinciding with the weekend and Diwali holidays, the bilateral commerce between India and Afghanistan is more likely to stay stalled until Monday.
Madal Lal, an official of the Land Port Authority of India, stated earlier than Saturday on a mean, 25 vans and extra had been crossing over to India from the Attari-Wagah Joint test put up every day. Earlier than the strike got here into impact within the afternoon, the Built-in Test Put up (ICP) had obtained solely six vans in the course of the early hours of yesterday.
Rajan Bedi, an importer, stated he interacted with a Pakistan-based importer and exporter Asif Nazir, who informed him that Afghan truck drivers had stopped under-transit vans within the Pakistan territory.
The truck drivers are staging a strike, searching for the discharge of their fellow driver Pathan Abdul, who was arrested on the ICP on October 3 after a packet of 435-gm suspected heroin was discovered beneath his truck.