Pakistan puts on hold its decision to import Indian cotton, sugar

Pakistan’s cabinet on Thursday set on keep a choice designed by the country’s major financial…

Pakistan’s cabinet on Thursday set on keep a choice designed by the country’s major financial choice-creating system to let imports of cotton and sugar from neighbouring India right until Delhi opinions its 2019 move to revoke the Kashmir region’s distinctive position, the overseas minister claimed.

To great regional demand and costs, Pakistan’s Financial Coordination Committee (ECC) on Wednesday gave the go-forward for the imports, which was to have finished approximately two several years of trade suspension concerning the nuclear-armed rivals.


“It was a consensus opinion, such as the primary minister,that as very long as India would not review the Aug. 5, 2019,unilateral actions it took, it would not be possible to normalise relations with India,” Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed of the cabinet assembly, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, which had to endorse the ECC’s choice for trade to begin.

India and Pakistan command elements of the mountainous Kashmir location, but both equally declare it in whole. The location has been a flashpoint for many years, through which time the nations around the world have fought a few wars.


Pakistan was a single of the leading customers of Indian cotton right until 2019, when Islamabad banned imports of goods from India soon after New Delhi revoked the distinctive position of its part of the Kashmir location.

The choice to import cotton and sugar has now been deferred, for the time becoming, not overturned wholly.

“There was a debate (in the cabinet), and I convey to you a greater part is just not in favour that we begin trade with India with out talking about the Kashmir issue,” the source claimed on condition of anonymity