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Pakistan finally relents, allows import of sugar, cotton from India after nearly 2 years

Pakistan PM Imran Khan
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan to import sugar and cotton from India, the country’s Finance Minister Hammad Azhar said on Wednesday, lifting a 19-month-old ban. 

India is the world’s biggest producer of cotton and the second bigger sugar producer. Until 2019, Pakistan was one of the leading buyers of Indian cotton. However, later Islamabad banned imports of goods from India after New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

This comes a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanking him for conveying greetings on Pakistan Day. Khan talked about Jammu and Kashmir, and peace between India and Pakistan. He said the people of Pakistan also desire peaceful, cooperative relations with all neighbours including India. “We are convinced that durable peace and stability in South Asia is contingent upon resolving all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan, in particular the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” he said. 

READ MORE: Pakistan PM Imran Khan writes to PM Modi, mentions J-K, talks of peace and stability

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