A prominent chamber of commerce of Pakistan has requested the Pakistan government to allow the import of vegetables from India through the Wagah border. It is worth noting that due to severe floods, there has been a huge jump in the prices of vegetables in Pakistan.
Three years after suspending trade with India over the Kashmir issue, Pakistan’s Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said yesterday that the government is considering importing vegetables and foodstuffs from India due to heavy crop losses due to floods.
After this declaration by the money clergyman of Pakistan, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has looked for authorization to import vegetables from India through the Wagah line.
It is noteworthy that the supply of vegetables from Balochistan, Sindh and South Punjab has stopped due to floods due to heavy rains, leading to severe shortage of vegetables.
Prices of vegetables are skyrocketing due to reduced demand. The price of one kg tomato has increased to Rs 500 and the price of one kg onion has increased to Rs 400.
In August 2019, Pakistan suspended trade with India in protest at the Indian government’s decision to abrogate Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.