The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Khan on Thursday rejected the proposal of a high-powered committee to import cotton from India.

Prime Minister Imran Khan decided that Pakistan cannot go ahead with any trade with India under the current circumstances after holding consultations with key members of his Cabinet on importing cotton and sugar from the neighbouring country, a media report said on Saturday.

The prime minister after consultations on Friday instructed the Ministry of Commerce and his economic team to immediately take steps to facilitate the relevant sectors, value added, apparel and sugar, by finding alternative cheap sources of import of the needed commodities, quoted sources as saying.

Various proposals have presented to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).

Which considers these suggestions from an economic and commercial point of view.

After consideration by the ECC, its decisions presented to the Cabinet for ratification and final approval, the report said.

In the present case, a proposal presented to the ECC to allow the import of cotton, cotton yarn and sugar from India keeping in view domestic requirements, it said.

Various proposals have been presented to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) which considers these suggestions from an economic and commercial point of view.

After consideration by the ECC, its decisions presented to the Cabinet for ratification and final approval.

The report said. the present case, a proposal presented to the ECC to allow the import of cotton, cotton yarn and sugar from India keeping in view domestic requirements, it said.

With regards to the ECC decision to allow import of sugar, cotton and cotton yarn from India, Khan held consultations.

With key members of his Cabinet on Friday and decided that Pakistan.

Could not go ahead with any trade with India under the current circumstances, it said.

The ECC had decided on commercial grounds to recommend these imports for the Cabinet’s consideration.

While the decision not on the formal agenda of the Cabinet meeting, the issue brought up by Cabinet members.

And the prime minister instructed that the ECC’s decision deferred and immediately reviewed, the report said.

The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Khan on Thursday.

Rejected the proposal of the high-powered committee to import cotton from India.

With Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi asserting.

That there can no normalisation of ties until New Delhi.

Reverses its decision in 2019 to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Said that it desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan in an environment free of terror, hostility, and violence. India declared that the onus is on Pakistan to create an environment free of terror and hostility.

Has also told Pakistan that “talks and terror” cannot go together and has asked Islamabad to take demonstrable steps against terror groups responsible for launching various attacks on India.

In May 2020, Pakistan lifted the ban on the import of medicines.

And raw material of essential drugs from India amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

India’s move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 angered.

Which downgraded diplomatic ties and expelled the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad.

Pakistan also snapped all air and land links with India and suspended trade and railway services.