Pakistan’s cabinet rejects ECC’s decision to resume trade ties with India
Pakistan’s cabinet has put on hold a decision made by the country’s top economic decision-making body to allow imports of cotton and sugar from India.
The decision was announced following the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The cabinet deferred the decision until India reviews its 2019 move to revoke the Kashmir region’s special status, the foreign minister said.
Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Wednesday approved the imports of goods from India to stabilize prices.
“It was a consensus opinion, including the prime minister, that as long as India doesn’t review August 5, 2019, unilateral steps it took, it wouldn’t be possible to normalize relations with India,” Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.