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Pakistan suspends trade ties with India

Pakistan has formally suspended its trade relations with India after New Delhi’s move to scrap the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir, an official statement said on Saturday, Aug. 10.

A statement issued by the Commerce and Textile Ministry said the bilateral trade with India has been suspended immediately.

“The Federal Government has been pleased to suspend bilateral trade with India with immediate effect and until further order”, read the statement.

The ministry issued two different statements amending the country’s import policy order 2016 and added “India” in the list from where import of goods is banned.

Islamabad also suspended all kind of exports to India.

Earlier, this ban was only limited to Israel with which Pakistan has no diplomatic relations and trade ties.

The statement issued after the federal cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, endorsed the decision taken by the National Security Committee (NSC), a body of top civilian and military leadership in the country.

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Source: Anadolu Agency

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