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Pakistan allows trade of life saving drugs with India

Christian Fernsby |
Pakistan has allowed import and export of life saving medicines from and to India despite the suspension of bilateral trade and diplomatic ties with New Delhi in retaliation for revocation of special status of Jammu and Kasmir in early August, local media reported.

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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.

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