Pakistan decides to lift import ban from India just for one item
*KARACHI - Pakistan decides to lift import ban from India just for life saving drugs.*
Pakistan has decided to lift the ban on the import and export of life-saving medicines from India, despite the recent escalation of tensions over Kashmir.
According to the details provided by the Ministry of Commerce, the decision was taken on humanitarian grounds to prevent the shortage of essential medicines in both countries.
Last month, Islamabad downgraded its trade and diplomatic ties with New Delhi in retaliation against the former’s decision to deprive occupied Kashmir of its special status.
Currently, Pakistan imports 820 chemicals for medical use. It relies on India for 60 such chemicals. Of those 23 are used in life-saving medicines to treat blood pressure, cancer, heart diseases, Tuberculosis, and diabetes.