Pakistan bans import of luxurious items as weak rupee, low reserves batter economy

Pakistan bans import of luxurious items as weak rupee, low reserves batter economy

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan banned imports of several luxury items under the so-called "emergency economic plan" on Thursday as the economic crisis accentuates on account of low foreign reserves and the weakening Pakistani rupee.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Twitter saying that the decision would "save the country precious foreign exchange".

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  1. Automobiles

  2. Mobile phones

  3. Home appliances

  4. Fruits and dry fruits (except from Afghanistan)

  5. Crockery

  6. Private weapons and ammunition

  7. Shoes

  8. Chandeliers and lighting (except energy savers)

  9. Headphones and loudspeakers

  10. Sauces

  11. Doors and window frames

  12. Travelling bags and suitcases

  13. Sanitary ware

  14. Fish and frozen fish

  15. Carpets (except from Afghanistan)

  16. Preserved fruits

  17. Tissue paper

  18. Furniture

  19. Shampoos

  20. Confectionary

  21. Luxury mattresses and sleeping bags

  22. Jams and jelly

  23. Cornflakes

  24. Toiletries

  25. Heaters, blowers

  26. Sunglasses

  27. Kitchen ware

  28. Aerated water

  29. Frozen meat

  30. Juices

  31. Pasta

  32. Ice cream

  33. Cigarettes

  34. Shaving goods

  35. Luxury leather apparel

  36. Musical instruments

  37. Salon items like hair dryers etc

  38. Chocolates

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