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Pakistan’s textile industry upset as govt rejects cotton import proposal from India, Retail News, ET Retail

Davida Erdahl

Pakistan’s struggling textile business has voiced its disappointment immediately after the Imran Khan authorities turned down a proposal to import cotton from India, the world’s greatest producer, indicating it is the require of the hour to prevent a massive export decrease, a media report stated on Friday.

The federal Cupboard headed by Prime Minister Khan on Thursday turned down the proposal of a higher-run committee to import cotton from India, with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi asserting that there can be no normalisation of ties until finally New Delhi reverses its final decision to revoke the specific status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Cabinet’s final decision has upset the textile export business, the Dawn newspaper quoted Pakistan Apparel Discussion board chairman Jawed Bilwani as indicating.

The textile export sector, which was currently beneath force thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been repeatedly demanding duty-cost-free import of cotton yarn from all

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