MUZAFFARABAD-India and Pakistan have suspended trade across their de facto border in the disputed territory of Kashmir after Indian authorities detained a truck driver accused of drug trafficking, Pakistan officials said Sunday. Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the two countries won independence from Britain in 1947. Both claim the scenic Himalayan territory in full. Barter trade across the de facto
border began in 2008 as part of peace efforts, but it is frequently disrupted by disputes. “We were informed by the Indian authorities on Friday evening that they have stopped 22 Pakistani trucks which crossed the Line of Control earlier that day,” Basharat Iqbal, trade facilitation officer on the Pakistani side of the border, told media.