KARACHI: Government has imposed a ban on the import of 38 non-essential luxury items under an “emergency economic plan”.
Government will practice austerity and financially stronger people must lead in this effort so that the less privileged do not have to bear this burden inflicted on them by the PTI government.
The decision comes as the dollar has witnessed a meteoric rise against the rupee over the past few weeks on account of the country’s rising import bill, growing current account deficit and depleting foreign exchange reserves. On Thursday, the dollar shattered all records and soared to Rs200 in the interbank market.
List of banned items:
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