HAJIRA (NNI) Following suspension of Cross-LoC trade on Poonch-Rawalakot road, valley traders also threatened of same action if government fails to lift ban on import of Zeera and Ajwain. Traders alleged of conspiracy by New Delhi and some vested business groups to sabotage the much hyped trade. Though Cross LoC Traders Association Poonch is yet to take a decision on continuing or suspending the trade next week, Salamabad traders have threatened of stopping the trade along Uri-Muzafarabad road if ban on the two items is not lifted. We will stop the trade if we are again harassed by Government of India, Hilal Turki General Secretary LoC Traders Association Salamabad told Rising Kashmir over phone. Government of India wants to put an end to the trade and imposing restrictions on goods in demand is one way of doing it, said Turki. He alleged that business groups in New Delhi and Amritsar are lobbying for banning certain items. All India Spice Merchant Association recently met Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee after which the Centre imposed ban on import of Zeera and Ajwain from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. These items were allowed to be traded during last one year and now all of sudden they come in unapproved list of items, Turki said alleging there is nexus between some politicians in New Delhi and spice merchants association. We are fed up with the trade and are no more interested when both countries have already shown their lack of commitment and interest, Turki said adding that they are planning to completely stop the trade. This is harassment to the trader community as no item that has a good demand has been spared for trade, Turki added. The practice of imposing ban started 8 months after the trade was kicked off. GoI imposed ban on Garlic and Ginger, despite the two commodities having good market in the entire State. The trade received another jolt in October 2009, when Pakistan imposed ban on export of Moong Dal. With more ban on items like Zeera and Ajwain, Cross LoC has entered in to an era of lackluster, according to traders. Cross-LoC Traders Association Poonch Sheeraz Khan agrees with his counterparts. When governments are not interested, how can we continue the trade, Khan said. He added that all approved items have now shrunk to 2 or 3 items and traders see no benefit in trading the remaining items. Pakistan and India had agreed on Cross- LoC trade of 21 items and a Standing Operation Procedure (SoP) was signed on July 21, 2008 in which trade modalities were fixed. However traders said these items have reached 3.