Govt notifies ban on luxury items’ import

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The Ministry of Commerce on Friday notified a ban on the import of 38 non-essential luxury items under an “emergency economic plan”.

According to a notification issued here, the ban will apply on 38 luxury items with immediate effect. The notification comes after Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb unveiled the emergency economic plan and banned the imports of dozens of non-essential luxury items.

Marriyum Aurangzeb addressed a press conference in Islamabad to announce the economic plan of the PML-N government to cope with the financial challenges.

She blamed former prime minister Imran Khan accepted the conditions of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which increased the inflation, whereas, the debts reached up to Rs47,000 billion from Rs27,000 billion.

List of banned items, automobiles, mobile phones, home appliances, fruits and dry fruits (except from Afghanistan) crockery, private weapons and ammunition, shoes, chandeliers and lighting (except energy savers), headphones and loudspeakers, sauces, doors and window frames, travelling bags and suitcases, sanitary ware, fish and frozen fish, carpets (except from Afghanistan), preserved fruits, tissue paper, furniture, shampoos, confectionary, luxury mattresses and sleeping bags, jams and jelly, cornflakes, toiletries, heaters, blowers, sunglasses, kitchen ware, aerated water, frozen meat etc.

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