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India takes out frustration on trade, slaps 200pc duty on Pakistani goods

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Government of India is taking out frustration on its trade with Pakistan, as Indian Ministry of Finance has imposed 200 percent duty on all imports originating in, or exported from Pakistan.”Circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action,” Notification No. 05/2019 issued by Department of Revenue read.

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“The central government is satisfied that the import duty leviable on all goods originating in or exported from Islamic Republic of Pakistan falling under the first schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 should be increased,” it said.

A duty of 200 percent is imposed on Tariff item 9806 00.00, which defines all goods originating in or exported from Pakistan.

Just a day after at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Pulwama in Indian Occupied Kashmir, the Indian government had withdrawn “Most Favoured Nation” or MFN status accorded to Pakistan.

Now, the import duty is increased as initiate steps to ensure complete diplomatic isolation of Pakistan.

Failure of Indian policy in the occupied territory and severe human rights violations by Indian forces has invited such a reaction from the oppressed people.

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Critics termed the Indian act as ” scoring for the elections” said that Modi’s government trying to get voter’s attention for being good with common people.

Earlier, The cricketer turn politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was sacked from the famous Indian comedy show  Comedy night with Kapil Sharma” after criticizing the government on Pulwana incident.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi rejected the Indian blame on Pakistan’s involvement in Pulwama incident said that the India has its own created internal issues those need to be resolved.

“Pakistan has opened Kartarpur corridor to extend peace with neighbouring country, if any country seeks adventure then Pakistan will reciprocate”. Qureshi said

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
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