PM Khan defers trade until New Delhi reverses Aug 5 actions

By Staff Reporter
Friday – April 2, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The prime minister (PM) Imran Khan made clear, on Thursday, that there can be no normalisation of relations with India, until New Delhi reverses August 5, 2019, decision to repeal the special status of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

According to press releases, the PM chaired a session of the federal cabinet, via a video link, from his residence in the federal capital.

PM Khan deferred the proposal, made by the economic coordination committee (ECC), to allow commercial import of sugar and cotton from India.

Earlier, on Wednesday, the ECC allowed the commercial import of white sugar up to 500,000 MT along-with cotton and cotton yarns from India till June 30, 2021, through land and sea routes, on the basis of quota issued by the commerce ministry.