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Pak cabinet rejects proposal to import cotton, sugar from India: Reports

The U-turn comes a day after Finance Minister Hammad Azhar announced that Pakistan will be lifting a ban that was imposed in the wake of heightened tension over Kashmir in 2019

Pakistan  | Imran Khan

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Imran Khan
Pakistan PM Imran Khan (Photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistan's federal cabinet rejected an Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) proposal to import cotton and sugar from India, reported local media on Thursday. The rejection comes a day after the top economic body gave a go ahead to the import of cotton, cotton yarn and sugar from the neighbouring country.



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First Published: Thu, April 01 2021. 17:48 IST