According to a local media reported on Sunday that the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) has appealed to the government to allow delivery of goods of Indian origin to local markets, which have already arrived at Pakistani airports or ports.
The EFP stated in its plea that it is feared that life-saving drugs, which are imported from India as raw materials or in finished form, may disappear from the market and are requested to relax the rules until That some alternative source for imports not be arranged, reports morning news.
EFP Vice President Zaki Ahmad Khan said in a statement on Saturday that Pakistan’s manufacturers fully supported the government’s decision to suspend all India’s trade.
However, Khan said that Indian goods that had reached airports or ports should be exempted.
He said that APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) imported from India for manufacture of life-saving products by Pakistan’s pharmaceutical industry should be allowed on the condition that pharmaceutical companies immediately develop alternative sources of these APIs as appropriate and mutually agreed . Timely with the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan.
Pakistan formally suspended its bilateral trade with India with immediate effect and retaliated against New Delhi’s decision to repeal Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August until further orders.