Latest News

Miftah Ismail clarifies import ban does not extend to industrial raw material

Import of at least 38 non-essential luxury items has been banned by the government under the emergency economic plan!

Miftah IsmailMiftah Ismail | OyeYeah News
Views

Miftah Ismail clarifies import ban does not extend to industrial raw materials!

The statement comes from the finance minister in response to the news circulating that the latest import ban imposed by the PML-L government on imported items may include the raw material used in manufacturing sanitary napkins.

Refuting claims of such a ban, Miftah Ismail in a tweet said, “There is no ban on any industrial raw material. The ban is only on some luxury or non-essential goods. And there is certainly no ban on sanitary pads or diapers (or their raw materials), which are obviously essential goods. We will issue further official clarification on Monday.

The finance minister clarified the claims made by a citizen that the import bans include raw materials used to make sanitary pads.

In a series of tweets, a citizen has voiced concern over the danger to women’s reproductive healthcare.

 

It was on May 18, that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif imposed a temporary ban on the imports of essential and luxury items in the country.

Import of at least 38 non-essential luxury items has been banned by the government under the emergency economic plan

Over 30 categories of luxury and non-essential items covered food items, decoration items, and luxury vehicles.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.