ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday allowed the import of life-saving medicines from India in order to provide relief to patients amid escalating tensions between two countries over Kashmir from June 5 when New Delhi announced the revoking of the special status of the valley.
According to the notification issued by the Ministry of Commerce, the export of medicines to India was also allowed. The permissions were granted by the ministry yesterday, which also issued a statutory regulatory order in this regard.
Last month, Pakistan had suspended bilateral trade with neighbor India after the latter illegally annexed Indian-Occupied Kashmir by revoking the special constitutional autonomy of the occupied valley through a presidential order rushed through the parliament.
The official said that this step was taken in order to provide better medical facilitation to the people on both side of the borders, officials said.