Bangladesh turns to Pakistan after ban from India
ISLAMABAD - On Wednesday, 82-ton of Pakistani onions landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Recently, India placed a ban on the export of onions to Bangladesh, which led to an acute shortage of onions.
Bangladesh decided to bring down the prices of onions back to normal levels by importing onions from Pakistan. In this regard, a cargo plane of Silkway West Airlines carrying 82-ton of Pakistani onions landed at Dhaka Airport on Wednesday.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Dhaka Customs House, Sazzad Hossain, Bangladesh will import more Pakistani onions in the coming days.
Earlier, the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) directed traders to sell onions at Tk45 per Kg to make the onions affordable for the common man. Moreover, on 14th November, a group of traders from Chittagong dumped 20 tons of rotten onions in the Chaktai Canal of Karnaphuli River.