Pakistan bans import of luxurious items as weak rupee, low reserves batter economy
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".
Fruits and dry fruits (except from Afghanistan)
Private weapons and ammunition
Chandeliers and lighting (except energy savers)
Headphones and loudspeakers
Doors and window frames
Travelling bags and suitcases
Fish and frozen fish
Carpets (except from Afghanistan)
Luxury mattresses and sleeping bags
Jams and jelly
Luxury leather apparel
Salon items like hair dryers etc