Pakistan allows trade of life saving drugs with India
Topics: PAKISTAN INDIA DRUGS
The Commerce Ministry granted the permission on Monday to import and export medicine to and from India, according to Geo News, a local broadcaster.
A notification by the ministry amended the country's import policy order 2016 and added that ban shall not apply to therapeutic products regulated by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, it said.
On Aug. 7, Pakistan announced to downgrade diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with India after New Delhi's move to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on Aug. 5.
Islamabad also asked India to withdraw its high commissioner and announced that Pakistan would not be sending its high commissioner-designate to India.
On Aug. 10, Pakistan formally suspended all kinds of imports and exports with India.
Earlier, this ban was only limited to Israel with which Pakistan has no diplomatic relations and trade ties. ■