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Cabinet refuses to allow import of sugar and cotton from India

A meeting of the Federal Cabinet was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan, in which the Federal Cabinet refused to allow the import of sugar and cotton from India and rejected the proposal of the Economic Co-ordination Committee.

During the meeting, the Cabinet considered the political and economic situation in the country.

Cabinet members said they hoped that Federal Finance Minister Hamad Azhar would manage the country’s economy in the best possible way.

The meeting briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan and members of the Cabinet on the third wave of Corona virus. The Prime Minister and Cabinet members expressed concern over the rising number of cases of Corona virus.

Prime Minister Imran Khan directed to implement SOPs in all cases and said that a nationwide campaign on masks should be launched.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also said that our smart lockdown policy has been successful, the country could not afford a complete lockdown, appealed to the people to implement SOPs.

Summaries of import of sugar, cotton and yarn from India by the Ministry of Commerce were sent to the ECC with the permission of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Earlier, Finance Minister Hamad Azhar had also announced to import sugar and cotton from India.

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