Pakistan Likely to lift ban on import of sugar, cotton from India, after PM Khan’s letter to Modi

The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government on Wednesday is likely to lift the ban on the import of sugar and cotton from India. The Pakistan Ministry of Commerce released a note before the Pakistani cabinet for import approval from India.

According to The Dawn report, the Pakistani newspaper has 21 items on the agenda of the ECC meeting to be chaired by newly appointed Finance Minister Hammad Azhar.

The panel has proposed to take two summaries of the Ministry of Commerce and Textiles to lift the ban on the import of cotton, cotton yarn and white sugar to India.

After the process of advance approval, a node will be required from the Prime Minister’s Office.

On Tuesday, Khan, in a letter to Narendra Modi, responding to the recent peace reaction from his Indian counterpart, wrote that Islamabad also desires peaceful relations with New Delhi.

The exchange of letters between the two men was seen as a sign of easing tensions between nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors.

According to government policy, according to two government officials speaking on condition of anonymity, Khan’s letter was sent to Modi a day earlier. He said that Khan’s letter in Monday asked for resolution of the dispute on Kashmir region and all other issues between the two sides.

People of Pakistan also want peaceful, cooperative relations with all neighbors including India. We are convinced that sustainable peace and stability in South Asia is contingent on resolving all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan, in particular, the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Khan wrote in the letter.

He extended his best wishes to India in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.

Khan’s move came in response to a recent over from Modi. In a letter, the Indian chief congratulated Khan on his country’s annual Pakistan Day, which commemorates 23 March 1940. On that day, the Muslim leadership in the eastern city of Lahore demanded independence from British rule.